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Thursday31 July 2014

Green light for Battersea Power Station flats

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Ian Simpson and dRMM-designed first phase to go on sale next year

Wandsworth councillors have given the go-ahead to the Ian Simpson and dRMM-designed first phase of Battersea Power Station’s re-development.

Battersea Project Land Company’s reserved matters planning application was approved at last night’s planning committee. Outline permission for Rafael Vinoly’s masterplan was granted in August 2011.

The decision means 800 flats designed by Ian Simpson and dRMM will go on sale as planned at 10am on January 10 next year.

Rob Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said the project had received an additional boost from last week’s autumn statement, which confirmed a £1 billion extension of the London Underground Northern line to Battersea Power Station.

“We have seen a new rush of interest in the development from potential purchasers. It is incredibly exciting for us that we will be selling residential units off plan next month,” he said.

The project’s Malaysian backers said last month they expected construction of the flats to begin in 2013 and to be completed in 2016.

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  • Everytime I look at those images, I think those blocks are way too large and way too dense. The power station is so hemmed in. the only view that you will clearly be able to see one of its facades is from the river. All the other views will be blighted by these over size lumps muscling their way into view.

    Is this really the best the planners and architects could come up with!?

    Or is it the case that since the site and building has been blighted by so many failed schemes, the council and planners are just accepting this sub standard approach?

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