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Consultants named on £100m Battersea renovation

Five consultants have been named to work on the £100m renovation of Battersea Power Station, with work due to begin in October.

Buro Happold and Purcell are to provide structural engineering and facade repairs advice, while Wilkinson Eyre is to complete the detailed design.

Gardiner & Theobald will work as the repairs cost consultant, while Turner & Townsend will project manage the repairs to the building.

The Grade II-listed station is expected to be renovated by 2016, with work beginning this year – the 30-year anniversary of power being turned off at the iconic central London site.

The detailed design of the interior of the power station is now being finalised, after Carillion was appointed main contractor on the £400m first phase of the project.

Preparatory work on phase one has commenced, with main construction expected to begin in summer 2013.

The renovation work represents phase two of the scheme.

Battersea Power Station Development Company chief executive Rob Tincknell said: “Battersea Power Station is at the heart of this exciting new community, giving it an identity and authenticity unique among London developments. 

“We have assembled an outstanding team to handle the restoration of this iconic building. Their engagement marks the point at which we are delivering the inspiring work of Rafael Vinoly and constructing the world-class destination he has mapped out. 

“The reconstruction of the iconic chimneys is an essential part of the refurbishment and will be undertaken with great care and precision so that they remain a landmark on the London skyline for decades to come.”

Buro Happold partner and board director Justin Phillips said: “We have several years’ experience and detailed knowledge of the power station building. 

“We are extremely confident that the design solution we are working on with the Battersea Power Station team will ensure that Battersea Power Station has a bright and long future.”

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