Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station finishes painting iconic chimneys

Battersea Power Station (BPS) has announced that the painting of the building’s four chimneys has been completed earlier than expected.

The chimneys received a base coat and final coat of paint in the exact colour of the original design to ensure they are visually identical.

The original four chimneys had to be dismantled and rebuilt following the completion of detailed surveys, along with very close consultation and engagement with Historic England and the London Borough of Wandsworth, both of whom worked closely with BPS throughout the restoration process.

The chimneys have always been a key priority for the Malaysian shareholders of the BPS project given their historical and cultural significance.

“It is wonderful to see the chimneys, which have become a permanent fixture on the London skyline, freshly painted and the finishing touches applied,” said Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company.

“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.”

Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, added: “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.”

Emily Gee, London planning director at Historic England, concluded: “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.”

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