Purcell Partner, David Hills, will discuss Purcell’s involvement in restoring Battersea Power Station at this year’s London Build.

Battersea Power Station is a streamlined piece of modern design; its wash towers are 60m and its concrete-constructed chimneys are 103m high.

Purcell were appointed as conservation architects, responsible for repairing Battersea Power Station’s envelope; heritage advisers for the conservation of the building (with Wilkinson Eyre); and heritage assessors evaluating the impact of proposals on the Power Station and its setting.

In 2013 we started on the programme, initially determining the extent and nature of defects then formulating repair strategies. The goal of the project was to not return the building to an 'as-new' state but to strike a new balance and to recapture the Patina of age and industry.

David’s talk will focus on how Purcell have been involved in conserving the building and repairing the structure’s envelope and its iconic brickwork.