Public meetings to begin on Battersea Gas Holders site

Wandsworth Guardian: The disused holders The disused holders

Public meetings are taking place today and tomorrow on the dismantling of gas holders surrounding Battersea Power Station.

Work has already began on tearing the disused holders down, located in Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, to make way for thousands of new homes.

Visitors will have the chance to find out more about the project and what will be happening on the site.

The huge gasholders, owned by National Grid, have been unused for a number of years, but have become a familiar feature of the river landscape.

Gas holder six, in Prince of Wales Drive, will be dismantled first to create working space required for the rest of the site followed by four and five.

Number seven will be torn down last, which entails removing 6,000 concrete blocks.

Councillor Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: "This site occupies a key location between established communities around Battersea Park and the new town centre taking shape within and around the power station.

"The land has clear potential to provide new homes and jobs as well as valuable new links to the new Nine Elms."

Keith Johnston, land regeneration manager for National Grid said: "As well as keeping the lights on and people warm by supplying electricity and gas to homes and businesses, we are also committed to bringing our old disused sites, such as Battersea, back to life. 

"This site can provide new homes and also link the existing community to the new Nine Elms developments."

The public meetings are taking place on November 27 and November 28 between 3pm and 7pm at the site.

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