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Old December 21st, 2012, 09:13 AM   #1161
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Old December 24th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #1162
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Seratin, that link didn't work for me but kind of you to post.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #1163
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Battersea power station homes go on sale | Money | guardian.co.uk

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Homes alongside London's iconic Battersea power station have gone on sale, three years before the first one will be ready to move into.

The Circus West development will see 800 homes built around the south London landmark, which is the largest brick building in Europe and has achieved international fame as the backdrop for films and TV programmes and the cover for Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals.

The development includes a mixture of flats, townhouses and penthouses together with offices, shops and leisure facilities, and is the first phase of seven. By 2024 there will be more than 3,400 homes.

Residents will have access to an elevated garden, and prices are similarly lofty: studio apartments start at £338,000, one-bed flats at £423,000, two-bedders at £613,000 and three-bed flats at £894,000. Anyone with their eye on a penthouse will need to be able to raise at least £6m.

Buyers who have pre-registered their interest can sign up for a property at a launch event on Wednesday afternoon, and the flats go on general sale at 10am on 10 January.

Anyone who does sign up will need to put down a £2,500 reservation fee on the spot, and make up the rest of a 10% deposit within 21 days – even though building work will not start until the end of the summer. The first homes will be ready to move into in 2016.
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New images showing Ian Simpson’s and dRMM’s first instalment for the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London have been unveiled

The fresh images went on show as the Grade II*-listed building’s owners started marketing apartments in the high-profile development.

The 102,200m² first phase includes a large glass-clad building designed by Ian Simpson which shares a podium with a smaller dRMM-designed timber-clad block.

Named ‘Circus West’, the project has 800 units in a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Offices, a theatre and shops are also planned.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #1164
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Can someone post the pictures. The website wont allow me access to view them.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #1165
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Old January 10th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #1166
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Eye-wateringly expensive Battersea Power Station flats offered to Londoners first

The first wave of new homes at Battersea Power Station are set to go on sale tomorrow morning withprices for a studio starting at an eye-watering £338,000.

Contrary to many reports, Londoners are to be given the first chance to buy one of the initial 800 properties at the £5bn development with a mixture of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, family townhouses and penthouses going on the market.

Studios start from £338,000, one beds from £423,000, two beds from £613,000, three beds from £894,000 and the eight townhouses from just over £3 million.


But those prices pale into insignificance compared to the cost of one of the nine penthouses, many of which have sweeping, panoramic views of the Thames and central London.

These prices are expected to reach a minimum of £6m, but this figure could easily rise if many parties are interested.

Potential buyers will have to splash out £2,500 just to secure an offer, followed by a deposit of 10 per cent within the next four weeks.

The properties in the initial phase are due to be completed in 2016.

Rob Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: "The building is awesome and there is value in that, having dominated the horizon for nearly 90 years.

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"People are fascinated by it and want to be part of it. We also have the great advantage of a Northern line station within the site."

The properties going on the market tomorrow will be in blocks, due to be called Circus West, immediately to the west of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s grade II* listed power station.

All eight blocks will top out at 17-storeys apartments and all properties will have enclosed "winter gardens"

Architect Terry Farrell said: "Undoubtedly this is the most exciting new chapter in the story of London and quite possibly the last time the capital will see the creation of a completely new district, built where none existed before."

Once Londoners have had their pick of the properties, there is expected to be intense international interest from potential owners in south-east Asia and South America.

SP Setia and Sime Darby, the Malaysian developers who bought the derelict site for £400 million last year, plan to build more than 3,400 homes around the iconic art deco power station, which was built in 1933 and remains Europe’s largest brick building.

The restoration work will involve the removal of the power station's badly-corroded chimneys and replacement with "exact replicas" copied from the original architect drawings.

The project has been boosted by the Coalition Government’s £1bn support for a Northern line extension which will bring two new stations, one at Nine Elms and another at the power station site itself.

For more details, call 020 7501 0678 or visit batterseapowerstation.co.uk.

This is from here:http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/...ndoners_first/
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Old January 12th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #1168
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It all looks too tall... poor power station
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Old January 12th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #1169
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It's getting strangled. I hate this design.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #1170
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Thanks Brannix for the images of the model, looks like there is room to add a second Battersea Power Station into the open space to the east.

Re: Height of blocks, yes I think most people would concur that they are a little too high, but given 20-30 years of trying to find an approach that enables sufficient development for a developer to conserve the power station, I would much rather this proposal than risk waiting possibly for another few decades for a better proposal, which may never happen. Other economic benefits is the northern line extension - all has a price.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #1171
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I don't have a problem with the height of the buildings or the 'cramped' nature of the power station's encirclement. I think there'll be a similar drama to that created by a 'cramped' cathedral (e.g., St Paul's). If the cladding on the buildings is top-notch there'll be a stunning play of reflections.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #1172
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It's getting strangled. I hate this design.
I don't think it'll look that bad in real life. The glassy mid-rises will be very light compared to the bold power station. It'll still overpower the new buildings around it I believe.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #1173
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The Power Station is an eye-sore to me. The more it's covered up the better. It has at least been crying out for something to surround it and add colour to the area as it is currently a lump of ugly brick on wasteland, in a run down area. This will give it some life.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #1174
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Is it really going to cost £338,000 for a studio, £423,000 for a one bed, two beds from £613,000, three beds from £894,000 for those right next to the noisy railway with a view out towards the run down area on the other side of the track?

Probably the worst view in London.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #1175
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Battersea Park is hardly the worst view in London, although most people wouldn't want to live next to the railway line.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #1176
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A lot of apartments will have views of the railway, flats in the bottom right corner and those gas towers or whatever they are on the left....if they are staying? so not a great view?

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Ye thats looking south.. but you mentioned looking West, over the track... and Battersea Park is one of the nicest parks in London.

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Old January 13th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #1178
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It's true though, 900k for a three-bed looking over railway tracks is a joke. You can get a three-bed Victorian terrace, with garden, 10 minutes walk from there for 600k or less!
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Also the gas holders are going this year. The whole area is being rebuilt.

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Old January 13th, 2013, 12:16 AM   #1180
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Not everyone likes Victorian houses, particularly Far East investors.
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