Battersea Power Station’s control rooms

Author Muddy Funkster - Last updated: 23.02.2017

With the imminent redevelopment of Battersea Power Station into apartments and entertainment plaza, there has been a rush of night time explores to see the stunning art deco control rooms and roof top views before it’s too late. Being the urbex tourist that I often am I thought I would join the queues and go see it for myself.
Entry to the building has been patchy of late with the last staff on site either doing a good job of securing or just not bothering at all. On our first two trips last week they unfortunately had done a good job and we only managed to see the B side of the site.

A bank of control desks in the annexe B control room.

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Close-up of the 1950′s tech in the B side control room.

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Getting into A side was proving to be a problem and it was the one spot on site that I really wanted to see with its stunning art deco control room. After a tip off to another way to gain access we headed back a third time to discover a precarious and tricky route into the building did exist, but with two of our group suffering from vertigo the entry was fairly drawn out. After a lot of encouragement and patience we all made it inside and were rewarded with what must be one of the prettiest power station control rooms.

Lever detail in Annexe A control room.

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The view along the entire control room.

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The stunning central control desk.

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Thanks for taking the time to view.
Matt

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