Chris Medland's Comments
How about demolishing the Palace of Westminster - we could squeeze at least 500 riverside apartments on that site.
Comment on: Grandstanding at Battersea
Fundamentally, the key issue in regard to the selection of a site for a sports stadia with a capacity 60,000 is its connection to suitable public transport. Battersea Power Station does not have a suitable connection nearby. The extended Northern Line does not serve fans coming from Chelsea’s heartland. What is needed is a location close to an existing transport hub, say Clapham Junction – perhaps as part of a masterplan to regenerate/rebuild the Winstanley Estate. Combined with our proposals for a new footbridge between Imperial Wharf and Battersea this approach would starts to make some sense.
The KSS proposal opens up the riverfront walkway which as a local is great. Perhaps there is an oppurtunity to brighten up some of the grey cladding? As a Fulham fan we dont often need more grey in our lives. In fact a view to the river to watch the boat race from the stand could come as a welcome relief.
This saga is getting ridiculous! Has it not occurred to anyone that the best use for Battersea Power Station is as a power station. With a huge area of south facing roof, 4 vast wind swept chimneys, a vast volume open to solar gain and its immediate proximity to a tidal river with a 8m tidal difference there must be viable options for a mixed mode approach to sustainable energy production.