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*
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.
Friday 20 April 2012, 10.00-15.00
* 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
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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