You'll Soon Be Able To Ride A Glass Lift Up One Of Battersea Power Station's Chimneys

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You'll Soon Be Able To Ride A Glass Lift Up One Of Battersea Power Station's Chimneys

It sounds like something out of a Roald Dahl book, but a glass elevator really is coming to Battersea.

The 109m high lift will take members of the public up the north-west chimney of Battersea Power Station, to a 360° viewing platform at the top. It sits over the hole where smoke once escaped from.

Don't get TOO excited yet — Battersea Power Station isn't due to open to the public till 2021.

As well as the "great glass elevator", two new event spaces in the development have been announced. Control Room A — the area which previously housed the power station's electrical equipment — will be transformed into a 1930s art deco style space overlooking the turbine hall. Elsewhere, The Venue will be available to hire for conferences, music gigs and the like.

Andrew Hilston, Head of Leasing at Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said:

These unique spaces are central to our plans that will make Battersea Power Station one of London’s most exciting destinations.

The plans were announced just one day after shortlisted locations for a new bridge between Pimlico and Nine Elms were revealed. One of the possible plans would see the bridge placed next to Battersea Power Station. The area's recently seen the opening of the new US Embassy, and two new Northern line stations are being built nearby.

Last Updated 19 October 2018

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