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© Mr Christopher Strevens

IoE Number: 207028
Photographer: Mr Christopher Strevens
Date Photographed: 08 June 2000
Date listed: 14 October 1980
Date of last amendment: 14 October 1980
Grade II

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CRINGLE STREET SW85033Battersea Power StationTQ 27NE 2/1114.10.80II

CRINGLE STREET SW8 1. 5033 Battersea Power Station TQ 27NE 2/11 14.10.80 II 2. 1932 onwards by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. It is of brown brick, the main block articulated on the long sides by lesenes rising to a parapet. The short sides are masked north and south by immense paired pavilions at the angles, each pair connected by a narrow recessed range. They are the key to the composition, their upper parts stepped back in a complex ziggurat as bases for the 4 fluted concrete chimneys. On each pavilion a vertical fluted band is incised the full height of the main frontage, at right angles to a horizontal band of similar flutes incised into the return walls and over the angles. The central section between the pavilions stands proud of the face. Art Deco bronze doors to main entrance with motif of figures, the sun, etc. Art Deco control room with 8-bay glazed ceiling and walls lined with fawn Italian marble. Instruction desks of figured wood. Turbine Hall tiled, with bays defined by fluted piers: wells to inspection floor protected by chromium-plated railings with Greek-Key motif.

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