20th November 2011
Brian Barnes and Keith Garner will abseil Battersa Power Station on 20th November to raise funds for the Stroke Association. Last year we abseiled the Power Station for the Mines Advisory Group, raising over £500 for mines clearance programmes. To see Brian's fundraising page, and make a contribution, click here. To see Keith's fundraising page, and make a contribution, click here.
27th January 2011
Application to Heritage Lottery Fund
In 2010 the Company made a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund's "Your Heritage" scheme to carry out an inter-generational film project. The bid was made in association with Spectacle, an independent television production company. We heard on 8th November that the bid had not been successful, due to the high level of competition for funds. However we are planning to commission a series of short interviews about life on the industrial riverside in Battersea.
1st December 2009
Visit to Manchester drawing archive
In November, the Directors visited Jacobs Group in Manchester to see the archive of drawings and photographs of Battersea Power Station, courtesy of Dr John Roberts of Jacobs Group. (Jacobs Group is related to CS Allot & Sons who were the structural engineers for Battersea Power Station, based in Manchester.) We were able to take photographs of some of the drawings for inclusion in the archive.
20th November 2008
Company Receives Grassroots Grant
The Directors are pleased to announce that we have received a "Grassroots Grant" from Thames Community Foundation.
The purpose of the grant is to enable us to digitise our extensive archive of photographs, films, posters, newspaper cuttings, article, and other items relating to Battersea Power Station.
The aim of the project is to place the digitised images online to assist students and researchers. We get many inquiries from the public for information about the building, but are not always able to help, due to the volume of requests received.
If members of the public with to send us copies of photographs of Battersea Power Station, either digital or hard copy, for inclusion in our archive, we will be happy to receive them. Click here for contact details.
16th February 2007
Energy Technologies Institute
The Directors have made a proposal to the Government to have the new Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) located at Battersea Power Station.
The ETI is being established by the Government to research new technologies into combating climate change. The ETI will be financed by a combination of government and private funding.
Our proposal has been made to the Department of Trade and Industry in response to their prospectus issued in late 2006 which asks for proposals from companies and universities to provide hosting facilities for the new organisation.
We are calling on Real Estate Opportunities (REO) the new owners of Battersea Power Station to begin discussions with the government with a view to giving the ETI a lease on space in the 'A' Station switch house at Battersea.
Battersea Power Station would be an apt location for the new Institute. The 'B' Station was the location of an early combined heat and power plant in the 1950's, when hot water was pumped under the Thames to Pimlico.
The proposal currently has wide political support, including the Mayor Ken Livingstone, Deputy Mayor Nicky Gavron, leader of the Green Group on the GLA, Jenny Jones , and former MP for Battersea Alf Dubs.
6th October 2006
Company web site launched
Martin Linton, MP for Battersea, presents company director Keith Garner with a certificate marking the successful launch of the Battersea Power Station Company web site. The awards ceremony, organised by Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network to celebrate the completion of projects across the Borough, took place at the Battersea Arts Centre today. Also present is Mac Downes, the WCEN project coordinator.
Our web site has been awarded a certificate by the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network. The certificate is for the successful design and completion of our company web site, which was funded by WCEN.
The certificate will be presented at a ceremony to take place on Friday 6th October at 5.00pm at Battersea Arts Centre (Lower Hall), Lavender Hill, London SW11. Click here for a map.
We recently commissioned a report into the proposal by Halcyon, owners of Battersea Power Station, to demolish and rebuild the chimneys, which are claimed to be “beyond repair”. The report, commissioned jointly with the Twentieth Century Society and the World Monuments Fund, found that the chimneys are sound and can be repaired for considerably less cost than a total rebuild.