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Report - Lots Road Power Station - London - May - 2015

mrwhite

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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Batterseas little bro lol, drove past it one day and thought no way will i succeed in getting in there. Then i chose a good day/time of day to go...SUCCESS was in.

Cheers the_Raw :thumb

A little history

Lots Road Power Station is a disused coal and oil fire powered station on the river Thames in Chelsea, London in the south-west of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which supplied electricity to the London Underground system. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as Fulham Power Station, a name properly applied to another former station a mile upriver. Battersea Power Station.

Redevelopment

The property company that now owns the site wishes to convert the station into shops, restaurants and apartments , and to construct additional buildings, including two skyscrapers, on the adjoining vacant land. The scheme was delayed because Kensington and Chelsea Council refused planning permission for one of the towers. The other, actually the taller of the two, was granted permission by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, but the developer was unwilling to proceed without permission for the other one as well. On 30 January 2006 the Secretary of State granted planning permission for the development. In 2007 the developer hoped to complete the scheme by 2013. It has since been delayed by the economic downturn, and no revised date is yet available.

On 13 September 2010, Thames Water announced that they would be building their Thames Tideway super sewer. One of their preferred access sites adjoins the proposed Lots Road development site as shown on the Thames Water Website under Cremorne Wharf Foreshore. The consultation period ended in Autumn 2010.

On 26 September 2013, developer Hutchison Whampoa Properties broke ground on the eight-acre site, rebranding it as "Chelsea Waterfront", with Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaking at the ceremony. The £1bn scheme will be "the biggest riverside development on the north bank [of the Thames] for over 100 years", and will create 706 homes. New planning and design details were conceived between 2010 and 2012. The construction for Phase One (100 apartments) is expected to be completed in 2015/16, and phase two, which includes the power station itself, in 2017/8.

The development will be made up of 10 separate buildings, including the power station itself, and two glass towers of 37 and 25 storeys filled with apartments,

The station itself will be turned into 260 apartments by developers Hutchison Whampoa under a masterplan devised by architect Sir Terry Farrell.

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