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Iconic Art Deco Battersea Power Station Gallery

A Greek temple devoted to energy

Conceived as the first of the new “superstations” that would provide electricity for Britain in the 1930s, the iconic Art Deco Battersea Power Station was designed by Leonard Pearce, with help from the architectural practice Halliday and Agate. Construction was carried out in two stages.  Station 'A' was the first and station 'B', with the eastern chimneys, following in the early 1950s.  Designed by J Theo Halliday, the interior of the power station was decorated in Art Deco style and had lavish touches such as giant fluted pilasters, a grey Napoleon and Black Belgian marble staircase and majestic bronze doors. Some said the building looked like a Greek temple devoted to energy.  However, by the end of the 1970s, station 'A' closed and then station ‘B’ about a decade later in 1983.



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