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Battersea power station to be renovated into apartments and shops

4 July 2013 Last updated at 07:36 BST

Renovation work is due to get under way at one of Britain's best known buildings, Battersea Power Station.

The building has been bought by a consortium of Malaysian companies, who plan to build hundreds of apartments and offices, shops and even a theatre.

The power station was decommissioned in 1983 and has been vacant for the past 30 years, but has changed hands several times.

Steph McGovern reports.