Battersea Power Station chimneys are set to be demolished and rebuild

The iconic Battersea Power Station chimneys are set to be demolished and rebuilt after London Borough of Wandsworth councillors were recommended to approve plans this week. Developer Parkview International's proposals are based on a report which shows that the four 52m high chimneys are corroded and that trial repairs have failed. A report to council members advises approval as long as the chimneys are not demolished before a contract to rebuild them to their original appearance is secured and reconstruction is completed within three years.

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