The developer behind Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners' £500 million plans for Battersea Power Station has denied reports that the project has stalled.
Ian Rumgay from Parkview insisted that essential and lengthy enabling work was going ahead to prepare the 15ha site. 'It is a massive undertaking but I promise it is going to happen this side of 2010, ' he said. There are also plans for a pedestrian bridge and moving elevated walkway to replace a failed bid for a rail link to Victoria, he added.
However, the local Battersea Power Station Community Group remained unconvinced that Parkview was intending to see the project through.
'The leisure centre has never been viable, ' spokesman Keith Garner said.