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Battersea Power Station may house rebuilt Skylon

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Battersea Power Station has emerged as the front-runner to become the home for a £1.2 million full-size replica of Powell and Moya’s Skylon.

A source close to the project said Battersea’s owner, Real Estate Opportunities, is ‘seriously interested’ in rebuilding the 1951 South Bank Festival of Britain icon on part of the site being masterplanned by Rafael Viñoly.

It is also understood Newcastle, Gateshead and Worthing have made ‘unofficial’ approaches to house the 90m-tall mast.

However, Battersea Power Station has only received 4 per cent of an online public vote run by campaigners. According to the figures on the www.voteforskylon.com website, Gateshead has emerged as favourite, with almost a quarter of the votes.

A plot outside London’s City Hall is in second place.

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