Not Just Another Brick in the Wall: Discover the Craftsmanship Behind Battersea Power Station
Join David Hills of heritage architects Purcell and Michael Brown, Managing Director of Northcot Brick, as they share the story behind the repair and conservation of Battersea Power Station. Along with the talk, take in an exhibition about Battersea Power Station’s brickmaking process and try your hand at brick throwing.
Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest and most eagerly anticipated regeneration projects. It will see a vast 42-acre former industrial brownfield site on the banks of the River Thames, which had been derelict for 30 years, transformed into a new town centre for London. The regeneration will deliver new state-of-the-art office space, thousands of new homes, hundreds of restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, a hotel, new cultural venues and over 18 acres of public space.
2017 was a transformational year, with Circus West Village, the first element of the £9 billion masterplan, now being home to a thriving community of people who live, work or simply come to enjoy the new restaurants, cafes, bars and cultural events on offer at this new riverside quarter. The first completed phase offers a glimpse into the future of this exciting new town centre and demonstrates that at last, after so many years of uncertainty, this landmark building and surrounding area will flourish once again.