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Demolition begins on Battersea gasholders

Work has begun on the demolition of a number of disused gasholders located next to Battersea Power Station.

The site, which was decommissioned in 2012, was no longer used due to advancements in the gas network and storage methods, leaving it available for development.

The National Grid is currently in the process of selecting a development partner, who will help them realise their plans to transform the site into a thriving community with businesses, houses and shops.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “The site occupies a key location between established communities around Battersea Park and the new town centre taking shape within and around the power station. The land has clear potential to provide new homes and jobs as well as valuable new links to the new Nine Elms."

The demolition of the site is not the first conducted by the National Grid. Keith Johnson, Land Regeneration Manager for the company, has highlighted the companies emphasis on the redevelopment of disused sites, stating that the National Grid is "committed" to bringing old sites back to life.

The demolition and regeneration of the Battersea Power Station gasholders is expected to take a year, with a preliminary completion date set for December 2014.

Published December 3, 2013 | Back to demolition news | Subscribe to our rss feed | Bookmark and Share