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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Battersea Tube Extension Plans - Backing Expected by Osborne

Today's Treasury's Autumn Statement is expected to back the extension of the Northern Line to Battersea as part of a £30bn investment plan.

Approval to
build two new London Underground stations on the Northern Line as part of a £5.5bn revamp of Battersea power station was backed by the mayor, last year.

It's part of a multi-billion-pound programme of funding  designed to "get Britain's economy moving". Along with the Tube stations will come a redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, which will include shops, office space and leisure facilities. It's expected this will create 25,000 jobs and 16,000 homes.

Battersea Power Station and Plane

The BBC report that "The landmark will be restored to generate green energy in the future, but its chimneys will be demolished and rebuilt, as they are "beyond repair". The Grade II listed building opened in 1933 and generated power until 1983."

Battersea Power Station Model and EcoDome

The pictures above are from a walking tour of Battersea Power Station I did back in July 2008 when the plans were only just being formulated.

Amazing to see that this now looks likely to be completed by 2016.

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