Battersea power station was built in two phases, as a collaboration between the architects Theo Halliday and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
Halliday was responsible for the overall shape and the interior.
Scott – who also designed the red telephone box and Bankside power station, now home of Tate Modern – was responsible for the exterior.
Construction begins on the first turbine hall.
Electricity generation begins.
Construction of turbine hall B begins.
The power station is decommissioned.
John Broome, one of Margaret Thatcher’s favourite businessmen and chair of Alton Towers, pays £1.5m for the site, with plans to transform it into a theme park.
Broome sells the site to the Hong Kong developer Victor Hwang, whose Parkview company enlists Nicholas Grimshaw, the designer of the Eden Project. His ideas include a railway station, luxury flats, a home for the circus troupe Cirque du Soleil, a cinema and two hotels.
The Irish property tycoons Johnny Ronan and Richard Barrett acquire the site through a subsidiary called Real Estate Opportunities. Plans include a futuristic 300-metre glass funnel and atrium rising from a transparent dome, designed by the New York-based architect Rafael Viñoly.
Battersea power station goes into receivership.
Chelsea FC publishes plans for a 60,000-seat stadium in the power station, despite not being selected as the preferred bidder.
A consortium of Malaysian investors buys the site for £400m from the receivers.
Work begins on phase 1, Circus West Village, a collection of flats, shops and restaurants next to the power station.
Phase 2 begins, with work on the power station including chimney replacement.
Circus West Village is completed and the first residents move in.
The power station’s first residents move in in May; the new tube station opens in September.
The power station opens to the public on 14 October.