David Hills recently presented a case study of his work as Lead Conservation Architect to Battersea Power Station at the Chartered Institute of Building's Conservation, Adaptation and Maintenance conference which took place on the 30th April.
The conference is dedicated to the conservation, adaptation and maintenance of the built environment, in particular this year explored quality and standards in the heritage architecture sector. This year it was held in the heart of London in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.
The event comprised presentations and interactive case study sessions that explored impressive examples of heritage restoration projects from the UK. David, Partner and expert adviser to restoration and regeneration of listed and large buildings spoke about the challenges facing a structure such as Battersea and how these were overcome.
Since decommissioning in 1982, Battersea Power Station had become a high-profile heritage symbol, languishing in a slow state of decline, despite attempts to restore it. However, in the hands of new owners the future of this Grade II*-listed building has been secured as part of a £8 billion multi-phased redevelopment of the 42-acre site.
Rebuilding the Cathedral of Power
David Hills features on this brilliant video by Listed Building Surveys, discussing the conservation of the bricks and mortar of Battersea Power Station.