Pictures: Inside the “Power House”, the luxury development at the top of Battersea Power Station

Get your hands on this snazzy apartment and you will own a small slice of English heritage.

Battersea Power Station is the brick-built marvel that all Londoners harbour an illogical love for. It has stood empty since its chimneys issued their last sooty vapours into the skies of London in 1983, but now life is being breathed into the old beast again.

After decades of wrangling, and with more cunning plans coming and going than Baldrick could ever have postulated, work to turn the building into a mixed-use complex with luxury flats has finally begun.

Battersea Power Station flat 3

Here are some of the first images of the apartment, which has been named The Power House, and will be used as a show apartment for the next phase of the project, which brings 254 luxury apartments to the power station.

Battersea Power Station flat 1

According to the Battersea Power Station Development Company, throughout the apartments “there are simple, raw materials that continually refer back to the building’s art deco heritage whilst utilising the best in class of modern technology and specification. The palette takes inspiration from the classically elegant styling and evocative luxury of the 30s and 40s whilst reinterpreting them with a warm sense of luxury.”

Battersea Power Station flat 4

A “handful” of the new flats are yet to find owners. Prices begin at a cool £980k.

Battersea Power Station flat 5

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  • It's worth rembering that it was one of Mrs. Thatcher's pals who managed to destroy the roof of this iconic building thus undermining the integrity of the structure ,before going bust and abandoning the gutted hulk to the elements.
    the new designs for the flats outwardly resemble the multideck superstructures of some recent cruise ships. I had never thought to see such a design so far upstream.
    Actually, stripped of its contrasting iron conveyors and cranes on the riverside frontage, even the massive architectural design seems reduced to blandness.(a 2000 ton seagoing collier moored alongside gave scale and detail to the whole composition,when viewed fro the opposite bank. design and function displayed.)
    Seriously, it is often forgotten that cooling water from the boiler house(s) was pumped under the River and to a heat exchange tower on the north bank to provide an integrated district heating system for the Pimlico Estate.
    So when the power station was shut down it was necessary to provide alternative energy consuming heating to replace the "free" surplus waste heat.
    Are we really making progress, I wonder?

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