RDT Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary
Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned Grade II* listed coal-fired power station, located on the south bank of the River Thames.
It was built by the London Power Company and is one of the world's largest brick buildings and notable for its original Art Deco interior fittings and decor.
The works started in 1929 and, due to WW2, not completed until 1955.
In 1983 the Power Station closed and ceased to generate electricity and was falling into ruin.
In 2021 the building and 42-acre site was developed to create a new community of homes, shops, cafes, restaurants, cultural venues and open space.
The brick and steel structure building is spectacular and, as architects, we were all interested in its history and the various designs proposed for its use after its decommissioning including a theme park and 1,000 bedroom hotel before it became an upmarket retail, dining and leisure experience.
It is a thrilling, cinematic design, a building that caught the public imagination from the day it first opened in 1933, even though it only sported two of its four chimneys for its first twenty years. Built for the private London Power Company, and, from 1948, by the state-owned British Electric Authority, this power house was a wonder of architecture and engineering.
We went up #Lift109 to the top of one of the chimneys with views across London and ended our visit with a fantastic #holi2023 9 dish feast and cocktails at Cinnamon Kitchen.
We will be continuing to celebrate our anniversary with our team and clients over the year so watch this space!
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