Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Swimming and Tennis on Roof over Battersea

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Swimming and Tennis on Roof over Battersea

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Byline: Ruth Bloomfield

RESIDENTS of a restored Battersea Power Station would be able to play tennis or go for a swim at a rooftop sports centre under revised plans for the Thameside landmark.

Proposals include leisure facilities in the shadow of the four famous towers, developers Treasury Holdings said.

The latest blueprint to save the Thirties masterpiece comes after it emerged site owner Real Estate Opportunities lost [pounds sterling]200 million in the first half of the year and is [pounds sterling]1.6 billion in debt.

But Treasury Holdings, which is 67 per cent owned by REO, insists it is pressing ahead with plans. The developers have already spent millions of pounds shoring up Battersea. They say that if the scheme does not go ahead the building is doomed.

The planning application for the [pounds sterling]4 billion project will be lodged with Wandsworth council in the next few weeks. It features a green roof and a riverside walkway. …

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