Battersea Power Station environmental impact assessment
We undertook the archaeology component of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Battersea Power Station; one of London’s most high profile developments. The site lies within an Archaeological Priority Area and contains the Grade II Listed Power Station and a Grade II Listed Victorian water pumping station.
Using geoarchaeological deposit modelling we were able to efficiently assess the extent of surviving archaeological remains and make practical recommendations for further mitigation.
Our highly skilled geoarchaeologists contributed to the assessment by carrying out a subsurface geoarchaeological deposit model, based on geotechnical data. The investigation of deep alluvial deposits, post-medieval industrial activity, timber docks, and the former extensive waterworks, enabled us to understand the extent of the surviving archaeological remains.
The Local Authority Archaeological Advisor was satisfied with the scope and content of the EIA and a mitigation strategy encompassing targeted archaeological investigation of selected areas, including further geoarchaeological modelling. The development was granted outline planning permission for restoration, extension, alterations and conversion of the Battersea Power Station to provide residential, business, hotel and conference facilities.