Plans to develop the Battersea Power Station will be revealed today.
£750 million pounds will be spent on the facelift which will turn the derelict site into apartments, office space, shopping complex and viewing platforms.
- The three sites in London are among of 67 cultural areas in 41 countries
- They are deemed to be at risk from the forces of nature, and social, political, and economic change
- Internationally, the sites range from the Italian city of Venice to the little-known village of Pokfulam in Hong Kong
Battersea Power Station has made it onto a lost of world monuments with threatened heritage, along with two other sites in London.
Deptford Dockyard dates back to 1513 and was built on the orders of Henry VIII. It was the administrative headquarters of the Navy from the Tudor era and later became home to a burgeoning community of shipyard workers.
Sayes Court Garden was established by writer John Evelyn in south east London in 1653. The plot was once hailed as one of the capital's greatest gardens.
Battersea Power Station has been placed on a list of threatened heritage by the World Monuments Watch. The London landmark is one of 67 cultural sites around the world deemed to be at risk from the forces of nature, social, political, and economic change.
Battersea Power Station will be open to visitors for the last time for the annual Open House London weekend later this month.
The event over the weekend of 21st and 22nd September is free, and takes place between 11am and 4pm.
Rob Tincknell, chief executive of the Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:
"I wouldn’t be surprised if 10,000 people come over the weekend, if not more.”
It's only the second time the grade 2 listed building has been open to the public since its decommissioning in 1983. It's the last chance to see the boiler house and Turbine hall before the site's £8 billion redevelopment.
Work has officially begun on the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station after 30 years. David Cameron's response at the site this morning was "it's about time".
The project is set to cost £8 billion, invested from Malaysia.
Piers Hopkirk reports.
London mayor Boris Johnson has welcomed investment into the Battersea Power Station, which begun reconstruction today. Mr Johnson said that there is "massive confidence and interest" in London from all around the world.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said that construction at the Battersea Power Station was a "shining example" of what the UK and Malaysia could do together.
Malaysian investors bought the 39-acre site by the Thames it is now set to become a prestigious residential and shopping development. Mr Najib told David Cameron today: "It is a shining example of what we can do when we get together. We are partners for prosperity."