Painting completed on iconic Battersea Power Station chimneys
Published: Thursday 31st August 17
The painting of all four chimneys has now been completed ahead of schedule, Battersea Power Station has announced.
All the chimneys received a base coat and final coat of paint in the exact colour the originals were painted in to ensure they look identical.
The chimneys had to be painstakingly dismantled and rebuilt, following completion of detailed surveys and very close consultation and engagement with Historic England and the council.
Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: "An exciting new skyline is developing at Battersea but it is fantastic to see our old friends, the Power Station chimneys, restored to their former glory: a proud landmark for Wandsworth and for London."
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “It is wonderful to see the chimneys, which have become a permanent fixture on the London skyline, freshly painted and the finishing touches applied. This is a great opportunity to thank the BPS team, the specialist contractor and everyone else who was involved in ensuring one of the most important parts of the redevelopment project was successfully completed.
"Rebuilding the chimneys as exact replicas was a key condition of the overall planning application so it's great the pledge has already come good, ahead of schedule."
Emily Gee, London Planning Director at Historic England, said:
“Historic England welcomes this final stage of the rebuilding of the chimneys, ensuring that the Power Station will retain its landmark status along this evolving part of London’s skyline.”
Find out more about the regeneration of Battersea and Nine Elms at http://nineelmslondon.com/