Battersea Power Station

In advance of an article that I’ve written for the October issue of The Critic about 22, Bishopsgate, the new anonymous monster now dominating the skyline of the City, I thought I should explore some of the new developments in Nine Elms, which I have hitherto only seen and disliked from Westminster Bridge.

I started at Battersea Power Station station, which has been the subject of grandiose plans for development ever since John Broome bought it from the government in 1987 for £1.5 million to turn into a theme park.   It’s now all been cleaned up and the towers rebuilt, ready to open next year as the headquarters of Apple:-

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