Battersea Power Station is at the heart of one of London’s largest and most visionary developments.
It’s an iconic building with four enormous chimneys and is the centrepiece of a new 42 acre community of apartments, shops, cafes, offices and 18 acres of public space.
It’s an important project for London, transforming a once derelict waterfront site on the Thames. It’s costing £8bn and includes a new Tube station and extension to an underground train line.
The challenge was that the Power Station had been left derelict for more than 30 years. So the brick walls under its chimneys needed reinforcing with more than 40,000 dowels in the basement between the existing brick wall and new reinforced concrete walls.