Chimney paint finishes early

The painting of all four chimneys on Battersea Power Station has now been completed ahead of schedule.

All the chimneys received a base coat and final coat of paint in the exact colour the originals were painted in to ensure they look identical.

The chimneys had to be dismantled and rebuilt, following completion of detailed surveys and consultation and engagement with Historic England and the council.

Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “An exciting new skyline is developing at Battersea but it is fantastic to see our old friends, the Power Station chimneys, restored to their former glory: a proud landmark for Wandsworth and for London.”

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “It is wonderful to see the chimneys, which have become a permanent fixture on the London skyline, freshly painted and the finishing touches applied.

“Rebuilding the chimneys as exact replicas was a key condition of the overall planning application so it’s great the pledge has already come good, ahead of schedule.”

Emily Gee, London Planning Director at Historic England, said: “Historic England welcomes this final stage of the rebuilding of the chimneys, ensuring that the Power Station will retain its landmark status along this evolving part of London’s skyline.”

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