Londoners and tourists can get the chance of a backstage tour of the £9 billion redevelopment of Battersea Power Station on September 17.

That is because it takes part in Open House London, as the Grade II* listed building has recently had its four chimneys rebuilt and replaced.

This is one of the first opportunities to see inside the power station and what has been done so far, with the project involving up to 3,000 workers on site per day.

During the tour you will see an energy centre that is being built deep underground that will provide heat and electricity, not only to residents and businesses at the development, but also the wider Nine Elms area.

To make this possible, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of earth has been dug up, much of it removed by barge, and a six-acre public park will be created on top of it.

Next to this is the power station, with its chimneys having been repainted in the same original colour.

Machines have put 2,500 piles into the ground to create foundations that reach up to 26 metres down.

People are also moving into their homes in Circus West Village, shops and restaurants opening, a pier is being built for MBNA Thames Clippers service, which will hope this autumn, and a new underground station on the Northern line at Battersea is being prepared.

Those who go on the tour, which must be entered via ballot, will be able to check out the new riverside location at Battersea Power Station which is now home to restaurants, including No 29 Power Station West, a village pub, and Mother, an Italian pizza restaurant from Copenhagen in Denmark.

Additionally, the Battersea General Store is now open and selling fresh local produce and delicacies from around the world.

The Village Hall, a local community arts and events venue has also opened which hosts a variety of events.

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Grosvenor Arch

There are new pop-up spaces in a former railway arch, underneath Grosvenor Arch, which has been made available free of charge for small businesses and creative entrepreneurs and will be showcasing a variety of goods every Thursday through Sunday until the end of December.

Rob Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “It is an honour to be able to welcome so many people to Battersea Power Station every weekend and to allow so many more to see inside the Power Station during London Open House.

“It also gives everyone the chance to see the mammoth task we are undertaking to transform this once dormant area into a vibrant place that is attracting people from all over the world.

“With more restaurants, bars and businesses opening, it is great that so many people are enjoying the area every week.

“Whether you come here for the many events we put on for all ages every weekend, to enjoy a meal, or buy a coffee and watch the world go by as you sit by the River Thames, this is a fantastic place and is just going to get better.”

For more information, you can visit: www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk/openhouse