A Grade-II* listed building, Battersea Power Station has been part of the London skyline since the construction began in 1929. Known for its instantly recognisable four chimneys, lavish Art Deco interiors and vast turbine halls, the incredible space was completed in the 1950s and initially designed by London Power Company chief engineer Leonard Pearce. However, after concerns about public reaction to the scale of the structure (one of the largest brick buildings in Europe) the now-famous exterior was overseen by prominent architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
After Station B’s decommission as a coal-fired power station in 1983 (Station A having been closed in 1975), the former Power Station stood largely unused for decades. However, over the years it has claimed its place in popular culture, featuring in several films and TV shows – not to mention the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals, complete with inflatable pink pig.
Today, one of Europe’s most iconic regeneration projects ensures the legendary site remains at the heart of London life – and whatever your venue-hire needs, Camm & Hooper can help you host an unforgettable, unique event in a truly memorable space.