The power station appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd's album Animals; a giant inflatable pink pig was tethered to one of the station's chimneys.
The power station is art-deco in design and is cathedral-like in its proportions.
The building is constructed using a steel frame clad in brick.
Towering over Battersea, the four chimneys are a local London landmark.
Plans are afoot to totally redevelop the power station to provide entertainment and leisure facilities; it is hoped this will have the same effect on the locale as did Tate Modern, also by Giles Gilbert Scott.
The control room is clad in Italian marble, the turbine hall has terrazzo flooring and there are wrought iron staircases.
Renovation of the building is due to begin in 2013.
Power generation at the station ceased in 1983 and the building began to fall into disrepair and dereliction.
Battersea Power Station is the largest brick building in Europe.
The building is Grade II* Listed.
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