The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has said it will support Rafael Viñoly’s designs for redevelopment of the 38-acre Battersea Power Station site in London.
CABE praised the practice’s designs for the massive redevelopment of the 1930’s power station, which was decommissioned in 1982.
The design was reviewed six times, which resulted in many improvements and the removal of a controversial new tower from the original proposal.
The redevelopment will see the addition of shops, offices and apartments spaces, hotel and leisure facilities to the area.
CABE said it supported the outline planning and listed building applications to the London Borough of Wandsworth.
The Grade II-listed building was designed in brick-cathedral style and features four distinctive chimneys.