With construction work scheduled to begin this year to redevelop Battersea Power Station, Jonathan Makepeace reminds us of Battersea’s previous life supplying energy to the capital…
This view of the turbine hall shows its extraordinarily lavish interior as commissioned by the London Power Company as well as two of the three Metropolitan Vickers turbines used to generate electricity. The Fletton brick walls and giant pilasters above the turbine floor level are lined with terracotta slabs with a blue-grey tint and a black dado.
Imaging Services Manager, British Architectural Library, RIBA
More photographs and drawings of Battersea Power Station can be seen on RIBApix.