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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #1201
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I think they're using some old gas towers in the Kings Cross redevelopment scheme - that's probably the one you're thinking of.
Yes, that is the one i was thinking of.

I don't mind what they are doing there, the structures they are leaving look more like art installations than Gas Towers. I like the bronze finish.
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See page 12, for more information on this project: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloa.../february_2013
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Old February 14th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #1203
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List of £350m Battersea bidders revealed

At least four firms are known to be in the running to build the £350m first phase of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.

The scheme involves construction of two mixed-use buildings up to 18-storeys high containing 800 apartments, a 120-bed hotel, 230 student rooms, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities.

A source close to the bidding told the Enquirer that the four in the hunt are Carillion, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine and Lend Lease.

The source added: “McAlpine is favourite for the next phase which is the main power station job but this first phase is mainly resi so it will be a fierce competition and be all about the price.”

Construction work is expected to start this summer.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 09:33 PM   #1204
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 03:50 PM   #1205
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:15 PM   #1206
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Great Photo, I can't help but look at them council blocks over the river though.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:24 PM   #1207
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Great Photo, I can't help but look at them council blocks over the river though.
Those 'council blocks' are designated a conservation area and several are grade-II listed.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:29 PM   #1208
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A bigger one for the desktops.

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Old March 2nd, 2013, 11:30 PM   #1209
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convenient that the gasholders have been omitted in that picture.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 12:10 AM   #1210
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That image is incredible!
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 01:52 AM   #1211
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Those 'council blocks' are designated a conservation area and several are grade-II listed.
Classic DarJoLe, defending shite architecture!
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:39 AM   #1212
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Why do I bother.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 12:36 PM   #1213
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I'm actually inclined to agree with DJ on this one. That's by far the nicest and most successful council estate in London, and if the council were to replace those blocks with new council housing the result would be much, much worse in most regards.
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I'm actually inclined to agree with DJ on this one. That's by far the nicest and most successful council estate in London, and if the council were to replace those blocks with new council housing the result would be much, much worse in most regards.
Hear hear. And when they were built, wasn't all of their heating provided from run-off boiled water from the power station itself? There's a symbiotic relationship between Battersea Power Station and Churchill Gardens, and they represent some of the best mid-century social housing in London. Some of the best mid-century housing, period, in fact.
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Damn right, I think that they are great examples of Post-war housing and their setting by the river make them stand out even more. It's not all bad from that period!
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:52 PM   #1216
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I'm actually inclined to agree with DJ on this one. That's by far the nicest and most successful council estate in London, and if the council were to replace those blocks with new council housing the result would be much, much worse in most regards.
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I do find it (even as a Leeds United fan) a shame that the Power Station wasn't earmarked for the new Chelsea stadium. The atmosphere within with the steep sided stands would have been utterly amazing. Darn.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:10 PM   #1218
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convenient that the gasholders have been omitted in that picture.
Give it a year and they gas holders will have been demolished.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 12:19 AM   #1219
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I'm actually inclined to agree with DJ on this one. That's by far the nicest and most successful council estate in London, and if the council were to replace those blocks with new council housing the result would be much, much worse in most regards.
wouldn't call it the best. Lillington gardens down the road integrates itself far better into the historical street scape than Churchill gardens. Aesthetically, the development is of course a product of its time, it is a mess. Having said that the materials used are quite nice, it's only redeeming feature in terms of looks in my opinion.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #1220
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Churchill Gardens is great social history and was groundbreaking for its time. Just a shame it looks like all the other shite of the period, and it's right on the showcase riverfront.

Lets be honest, if this was in Peckham or Elephant we would have all been baying for its destruction by now.



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