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Report - Battersea Power Station re-visit / Inside the new chimney and Control Room B - London - October 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by extreme_ironing, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. extreme_ironing

    extreme_ironing 28DL Regular User
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    Dropped by recently with The_Raw, Mr Grant, DazzaBabes and Bohemian Lad. Wrote up a small report here in April of last year.

    Haven't been on-site properly since last Christmas when 28dl user Sentinel took on the wharf with his forehead and lost, lots has changed with the new chimney being 90% done and the interior being heavily scaffed up, providing new access routes to places recently less accessible.

    This scaff is on B side to give an idea, it was possible to clamber over any part of it including the flat level on top which was somewhat unnerving. :)​

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    First of all we headed into Control Room A via a new route and took a few snaps with my new lenses.

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    And then over to B, on the way I noticed a windowed balcony similar to how Control Room A looks out onto the turbine hall, I realised I'd actually managed to get onto the door on the other side of it once before but it was locked then and now that staircase was full of asbestos sheeting and equipment, so we didn't go that route.

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    In the meantime we headed on over to B side switch room.

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    Back on the turbine hall floor we realised there was access to some portals underneath the room I noticed earlier and scaff up to the side of it, found a large discarded statue in some of the rooms below but I didn't snap it (not sure if anyone else did(?)), headed up the scaff beside the room and luckily the whole wall had gone missing. ^_^

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    Not much left in the room unfortunately. Flooring and wall tiles along with the windows points towards something being here once, I thought maybe crane controls for the turbine hall. Turns out this was actually the Control Room for B side. **EDIT** Confused about this fact apparently - see Dmax post below. ** 8)

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    After this we headed over to the new chimney to see if there was a way to access what we hoped might be a staircase on the inside, after a lot of crawling about the base of the structure managed to find an entry point to the interior. No easy way up unfortunately from within but was still a novelty, the echo in here is amazing.

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    Was good to go back to Battersea, didn't expect to see anything new so was a nice surprise.

    Cheers Rawski for inviting us over. :D

    EI
     
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  2. Speed

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    Nice to see a good photo of the 'other' control room.

    Really good update actually
     
  3. Lavino

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    Fantastic report there well done mate :thumb
     
  4. extreme_ironing

    extreme_ironing 28DL Regular User
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    You could do a whole report on the scaffolding job they've done here to be honest. :Not Worthy
     
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    Good report fella :thumb
     
  6. Lenston

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    Top dollar them pics Michael :)
     
  7. Dmax

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    The latter photo belongs to me as you know I posted it on face book
     
  8. extreme_ironing

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    Didn't realise you shot it!!! sorry. Amended above.
     
  9. Dmax

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    slol no I'm not that old that was shot in 1934 or 35 but they are now my pics , also you got the details a bit mixed up , that room over looking the turbine hall B is auxiliary control room for turbine hall B and the picture you posted below is the main control room for turbine hall B, that used to be one floor right above the Aux switch room.

    Some Great shots by the way
    well done :)
     
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  10. extreme_ironing

    extreme_ironing 28DL Regular User
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    Mind boggles @_@. By the way, Getty Images are selling your photos in that case.

    I'll kill em from thread. :thumb
     
  11. Dmax

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    lol No Im talking about this one , I don't know who owns the other one :)

    http://i.imgur.com/L3paiFg.jpg this is just a crop from a much bigger picture that I have
     
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    main hall looks amazing with all that scaff in it
     
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    Quality report and that scaff is something else. Looks like a huge metal sarcophagus.

    Top stuff :thumb
     
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    Really nice shots mate and always a fun evening in here :)

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    Never tire of seeing pics from here :thumb
     
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