Battersea Power Station’s developer has got the green light to remove and rebuild the three remaining chimney stacks on the iconic building.

Skanska, which is managing the project, gained approval today after the first chimney rebuild was signed off at 25m above the highest point of the wash tower brickwork.  This is halfway towards the full replacement, but it was a planning condition the milestone was met before the remaining three chimneys could be demolished and rebuilt.

Rob Tincknell, Chief Executive Officer at BPSDC, said: “Reaching the halfway point on the first chimney to be rebuilt is another significant milestone for everyone involved in the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.  We are very proud of this achievement and with work to start soon on the other three chimneys, I would like to offer the teams on site every best wish for the rest of the project.”

The rebuild programme uses the same construction principles to ensure the new chimneys are rebuilt to be visually identical to the originals.  Once the rebuild work is completed next summer, all four chimneys will be painted in their original colour.

The rebuild programme involves German chimney builder Beroa Bierrum and Buro Happold Engineering.