Working with Battersea Power Station, one of the UK’s most extraordinary and iconic buildings, is a privilege for PTSG. From historic castles and monuments to cutting-edge skyscrapers, we are proud to play our part in ensuring they are safe and protected, clean and operationally efficient.
Battersea Power Station is a legendary landmark, famous the world over – and even featured on the cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album (1977).
The building comprises two power stations, built in two stages, in a single building. Battersea A Power Station was built between 1929 and 1935. Battersea B Power Station, to its east, between 1937 and 1941. The worsening effects of the Second World War led to a pause in construction. They completed the building in 1955. They built “Battersea B” to a design nearly identical to that of “Battersea A,” creating the iconic four-chimney structure.
A decline in output and an increase in operating costs led to the shutdown of Battersea Power Station. On March 17, 1975, the A Station, one of the UK’s extraordinary buildings, closed after 40 years of operation. By this time the A Station was co-firing oil and its generating capacity had declined to 228 MW.
At its peak, Battersea Power Station was supplying a fifth of London’s electricity. After decades of sitting derelict, it came back to life as an exciting and innovative mixed-use neighbourhoods in the world. Now locals, tourists and residents to enjoy unique blend of restaurants, shops, parks and cultural spaces.
PTSG Electrical Services Ltd designed and installed a lightning protection system for the new development in 2018. The Group has since carried out annual testing and inspections, with follow-up remedials works.
In 20XX, engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd installed ManSafe systems and an abseil track. This is to ensure the safety of engineers working at height on this iconic structure.