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Power station park opens

Local people can now set foot on the Battersea Power Station site for the first time in 30 years.

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May 20, 2013

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Local people can now set foot on the Battersea Power Station site for the first time in 30 years.

A Pop-Up Park has been created within the iconic building’s grounds which will be open to the public as part of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival (May 18 – June 9). Check the park’s opening times at www.chelseafringe.com.

Access is via a new pedestrian walkway underneath GrosvenorRailwayBridge. This means local people can walk along the river from BatterseaPark into the power station site.

Additional disability access will be via Gate 2 Kirtling Street SW8 5DN.

After the festival the Pop-UpPark will remain open to the public at weekends until September, events and construction schedules allowing.

The Chelsea Fringe is an alternative gardening festival. Around 20 projects will take place on the power station site as part of the programme including sculpture, interactive artwork, performances and poetry, food and drink stalls, a surreal tea party and a mass human ‘planting’.

Hosting the Chelsea Fringe Festival is the first of many community initiatives planned for Battersea Power Station which will open the site to visitors as much as possible within the constraints of ongoing construction works.

The Pop-UpPark is a temporary facility which will ultimately be replaced with a larger, six acre permanent park on the riverside. At the conclusion of the redevelopment the site will provide over twenty acres of open space.

The regeneration of the power station site will create a whole new town centre for this part of Battersea including a high street, riverside park and Tube station.

The scheme is one of many development projects in the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area which are creating thousands of new jobs and affordable homes.

Further information on Battersea Power Station can be found at www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk or call 020 7501 0678.

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