The plans for the site, which stopped producing power in 1983 and became a listed building in 1980, are pretty impressive and ambitious. Better public transport was seen as central to the development of the area. The current proposal is for a new London Underground Station - Battersea - and this would be on the Northern Line in an extension from Kennington via Wandsworth Road.
Fuller details can be seen in the image below:
It's going to be privately funded and could be in operation by 2015. The proposed extension would carry 24,000 people per hour, with a journey time of around 11 minutes to Bank and Leicester Square. If this happens it will absolutely rock, as the area is sadly lacking in decent public transport and Vauxhall is apparently at capacity already.
It's well worth going along to see the entire plans for the area including the futuristic & ginormous EcoDome where it's guaranteed not to rain!
The site is open from 10am to 6pm on 5th July 2008 and we saw signs that the opening & walking tours have been extended to Saturday 12th & Saturday 19th July 2008. Check the site for full details and opening times of these new later dates.