Job done ahead of schedule
The painting of all four of Battersea Power Station's new chimneys has now been completed, ahead of schedule.
All the chimneys received a base coat and final coat of paint in the exact colour the originals were painted to ensure they look identical.
The chimneys had to be painstakingly dismantled and rebuilt, following completion of detailed surveys, as well as very close consultation and engagement with Historic England and the Council.
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, says, “It is wonderful to see the chimneys, which have become a permanent fixture on the London skyline, freshly painted and the finishing touches applied. This is a great opportunity to thank the BPS team, the specialist contractor and everyone else who was involved in ensuring one of the most important parts of the redevelopment project was successfully completed.
"Rebuilding the chimneys as exact replicas was a key condition of the overall planning application so it's great the pledge has already come good, ahead of schedule."
Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, added, "An exciting new skyline is developing at Battersea but it is fantastic to see our old friends, the Power Station chimneys, restored to their former glory: a proud landmark for Wandsworth and for London."
August 31, 2017