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Battersea Power Station: Heritage and Regeneration

A conference organized by the Twentieth Century Society at the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT.

With support from the Building Centre Trust

Friday 20 April 2012, 10.00-15.00

The aim of the conference is to assist the public and media by presenting well-informed opinion about the development site in the light of new opportunities, with a focus on the retention of the Grade II* listed building.

Since its closure in the early 1980s and subsequent listing (now at Grade II*), Battersea Power Station has enlarged its hold on public affection, yet the several redevelopment schemes during this time have failed to proceed, and there has been talk of freeing up the site by demolishing its landmark building.

The Twentieth Century Society is holding the event, including key players in the current situation, to get a better understanding of the underlying dynamics and pressures of the development, with the aim of showing that demolition should not be considered as an option.

The event will provide a high level briefing and discussion forum on this case at a crucial moment in its history.

Morning

  • Gavin Stamp (journalist and historian) Sir Giles      Gilbert Scott and his Cathedral of Power
  • Keith Garner (architect, Battersea Power Station      Community Group) The story since 1980.
  • Stuart Tappin (Structural Engineer, STAND) The current      condition of the building
  • Giles Dolphin (former Head of Planning Decisions, GLA) Planning      and transport issues
  • Marcus Binney The Future of Battersea Power Station

Afternoon

Panel discussion, chaired by Loyd Grossman (Chair, Heritage Alliance)

  • Marcus Binney (Chairman, SAVE and Times correspondent)
  • Nicholas Falk (planner and urbanist, founder URBED)
  • Sir Terry Farrell (architect and planner)
  • Paul Finch (Deputy Chair, Design Council/CABE)
  • Steve Kennard (former design director, Parkview – to be      confirmed)
  • Ros Kerslake (Chief Executive, Prince’s Regeneration      Trust)
  • Alan Powers (University of Greenwich, Chair of      Twentieth Century Society)

Tickets £35 (students £25). Includes coffee, lunch and delegate information. Limited availability, early booking advised

In case of sell-out, additional tickets will be available for the afternoon session only at £15 (students £10, lunch not included)

Booking on:  http://www.c20society.org.uk

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