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10/11/06
Full Steam Ahead for Battersea Power Station
- Plans for massive leisure and residential scheme get final approval

Full Steam Ahead for Battersea Power StationBATTERSEA Power Stationís future is secured after Wandsworth Council agreed to plans put forward by its owners, Parkview International.

The London landmark, which has become world famous since being featured in Pink Floyd's album Animals (pictured), will now see a UKP500 million development ending up with a huge leisure complex and a multitude of flats and houses.

"Parkview now have all the consents they need to get on with the job of restoring this famous building," said Leslie McDonnell of Wandsworth Council.

"They have told us they will be ready to start work in earnest in the new year - we expect them to keep to this."

The power station, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott - the same architect behind the power station now home to the Tate Modern, Waterloo Bridge and the red phone box - has been out of action for over 20 years.



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