Battersea Power Station Reopening After Almost 30 Years of Inactivity

This autumn sees the opening of an entirely new life for the power station, reborn as a neighbourhood with its own tube station, a place described by its developers as “a creative hub, a destination with zones for living, working and entertaining” – in other words, 255 new flats, a shopping centre, office space for 5000 people, a riverside open space, a cinema, an event space and more. All of this has of course taken about a decade in planning, architects and building, all of which is not new to the Grade II* listed building that has in fact been some form of a building site for much of its existence.