The ongoing debate regarding the future of Battersea Power Station continues to rage this month as further proposals for the redundant building have been revealed by property developer Real Estate Opportunities (REO) .
Earlier this year REO, part of The Treasury Holdings Group, was forced to drop plans for a £4m eco-dome and chimney development at the site which was intended to house a massive 2.5m sq ft of office space. A number of concerns were voiced by opposition parties regarding the proposals and the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, also raised issues over the size of the project’s chimney structure which would interfere with city views of the Palace of Westminster from the Hungerford and Waterloo Bridges.
New plans are said to include 1.5m sq ft of office space alongside 3, 700 homes, a substantial amount of retail, a hotel, restaurants, leisure space and community facilities. If given the green light the proposals would mean a major rejuvenation of the Battersea area and its commercial standing.
However controversy continues to surround REO’s new application with local resident’s group Battersea Power Station Community Group (BPSCG) having attended this weekend’s public consultation armed with a list of hard-hitting questions for the developer. The group has campaigned to protect the Grade II listed site against demolition and continues to show concern over REO’s long-term objectives for the site.
Questions for the developers were listed on the BPSCG website ahead of the public consultation, including: “Why are you projecting so far ahead for renovation of the power station and the surrounding buildings?….Is it all just smoke and mirrors to pretend that things will happen until the credit crunch is solved or the Power Station falls down releasing you from it’s renovation and then to sell the cleared site for luxury flats?”.
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