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With hundreds of London's historic buildings at risk of destruction, Gyles Brandreth reports on the battle to save the capital's rich heritage from the scrap heap.

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29 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Oct 2014 13:30
BBC Two Scotland

Battersea Power Station plans

Battersea Power Station plans

People are being urged to give their views on plans to restore and redevelop Battersea Power Station into shops and homes.


The first phase, which will see the vacant Grade II* listed power station and its chimneys restored, is expected to be completed by 2016.


Read the full story on the BBC News website.

Turner's London house faces restoration challenge

Turner's London house faces restoration challenge

Sandycombe Lodge was the house built by the artist William Turner in Twickenham as a rural retreat almost 200 years ago.


Gyles Brandreth looks at the challenges faced by conservationists and the charitable trust which runs the building.


Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.



Role Contributor
PresenterGyles Brandreth
ProducerJames Cameron
Executive ProducerSteve Fletcher

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