A controversial development next to Battersea Power Station is in for a nip and tuck. After local opposition (some of it inept), 50 m will be lopped off the so-called 'Dyson' tower, with reductions in its waistline and capacity. At 250 m, the stunted highrise will still soar taller than 1 Canada Square if plans are approved next year. The £4 billion scheme from developers Treasury will also see the old power station restored as an entertainment complex, 1.25 million sq ft of office space and construction of a privately funded Tube station. If the huge project seems overly ambitious, remember that pigs have been known to fly over Battersea before.
Battersea Plans Scaled Back
Last Updated 19 December 2008