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03 November 2017

BATTERSEA POWER STATION LIGHTS ITS CHIMNEYS AGAIN

3 November 2017

To mark the completion of the Battersea Power Station chimney rebuild, the team at Battersea Power Station is excited to announce that the two riverfront chimneys, the north-west and northeast chimneys, will be lit up every evening from 4 November until this Christmas.

The inaugural switching on of the lights will take place at 5.30pm on 4 November, ahead of the annual Battersea Park fireworks, which Battersea Power Station is proud to be a partner of this year. There will be a number of activities for children before the start of the display at Circus West Village and a DJ and dancing for the adults following. This will be the first time the chimneys have been lit up since they were rebuilt and painted their original colour.

The lights will be turned on every evening until Christmas, now that the first part of the new town centre at Battersea Power Station is open to the public and home to an ongoing programme of events, new shops and restaurants. 

State of the art lights have been temporarily installed specifically for this milestone, ahead of the Grade II* listed Power Station building being fully restored and open to the public in 2020.

All four of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys have now been painstakingly dismantled and completely rebuilt following completion of detailed surveys and very close consultation and engagement with Historic England and the London Borough of Wandsworth. Both these organisations have been fully supportive throughout the process of restoring the chimneys to their former glory. All four chimneys are visually identical to the originals, right down to the colour of their paint.

The chimneys have been one of the key priorities for the Malaysian shareholders of the Battersea Power Station project, given their historical and cultural significance. The shareholders take their custodial duties of preserving and maintaining these renowned landmarks for future generations to come very seriously.

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:

“The power is definitely back on at Battersea Power Station! Turning the chimney lights back on clearly signifies the tremendous progress the team is making restoring this extraordinary building. With many shops and restaurants now open, the new town centre is really taking shape.”

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For information and tickets for events at Battersea Power Station see www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk/events.

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Photo credit: Getty Images: The lights on the North East and North West chimneys of Battersea Power Station are tested ahead of being officially turned on tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate the annual Battersea Park fireworks. It will be the first time the chimneys have been lit since being rebuilt earlier this year and painted their original colour.

They will be lit every evening until Christmas to celebrate the completion of the first part of the new town centre, home to an ongoing programme of events, new shops and restaurants.

The Grade II* listed Power Station building will be fully restored and open to the public in 2020.

 

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