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Exclusive video: Interview with Frank Gehry

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After revealing his plans for a new ‘high street’ at Battersea Power Station, Frank Gehry spoke exclusively to the AJ about his work and making his London debut

This morning (7 April), the 85-year-old revealed his designs for the third-phase of the £8billion redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

The competition-winning scheme which includes five blocks of apartments with a central titanium-clad building, which Gehry dubbed The Flower, will become, if built, the American architect’s first permanent project in the UK.

When asked why he hadn’t built anything in the UK before, Gehry replied: ‘You’ll have to ask London why they don’t call me more often.’

‘I love London. There is no question it has become one of the most vibrant places to work. I love coming here.

Consultation on the plans begins this Thursday (10 April), before the designs are submitted for planning.

The scheme is set to complete in 2020.

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