Firefighters Save Glass Dome At Battersea Arts Centre

Cause of devastating fire now being investigated

Large parts of Battersea Arts Centre, including its iconic glass dome, have been saved after yesterday's massive fire. However the devastation caused will take months to repair. The fire affected part of the building, which has been under refurbishment, and its roof. The back of the building, including the Grand Hall, has been destroyed.

Photo copyright: London Fire Brigade

Twelve fire engines and 80 firefighters were called to the fire yesterday (March 13th) afternoon and two aerial appliances were used to fight the blaze from above.

All staff had been safely evacuated from the building but smoke could be seen for miles and the Fire Brigade advised people living and working nearby to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution.

Photo copyright: London Fire Brigade

This morning (March 14th) two fire engines remain at the scene as fire investigators try to determine the cause of the blaze.

Battersea Arts Centre have advised that their phones and emails are down, and all performances this weekend have been cancelled. They will be contacting all ticket holders and are thanking the public for their support. However they now need money to help fund repairs and are asking for donations to be made to Save Battersea Arts Centre

March 14, 2015