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Farrell releases new Battersea power station plan

Architect Terry Farrell and Parners has released proposals for Battersea Power Station, which it said offer a radical rethink of its future.

Farrell’s proposal is to create a monument at a very early stage by retaining the front and back elements of the station and their chimneys. From most river views this would retain the full convincing form of the building by constructing a grand muscular monument with an open colonnade screen along the two flank walls, it said.

In a statement the firm added that this approach aims to combat the “bigness” that is blocking the project with a plan that doesn’t rely on starting with a £1.5bn new tube station or the refurbishment of an enormous and deteriorating ex industrial building. 

We have to learn lessons from the problems that have thwarted previous attempts to redevelop this much loved landmark,” said Sir Terry Farrell.

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