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2nd November 2021

Lucas’s new technologies boost heritage refurbishment at Battersea Power Station

Lucas’s investment in new technologies and the latest laboratory facilities at Lucas HQ is paying dividends for our specialist work at Battersea Power Station.

A heritage refurbishment team has been deployed there to bring back to life two former control rooms and the original art deco directors’ entrance, staircase and reception area.

One control room will be the centrepiece of a bar, restaurant and area for guest receptions while the second will form part of the new retail facilities at Battersea.

We are reinstalling 1930s and 1950s electrical components – old switches, control knobs, handles, dials and bezels, and synchroscope housings used in old power systems. We have carefully restored hundreds of them, but many others are broken or missing.

So we have made full use of our 3D printing facilities to scan and clone original components out of composite materials and coat them with special treatments that make them indistinguishable from the originals. They make the control rooms look spectacular once again.

Lucas has been heavily involved at every stage of this huge project to bring Battersea Power Station back to life and provide a very special atmosphere for the complex of luxury apartments, office spaces, retail and food and beverage outlets being built there.