Chelsea consider Battersea Power Station move

Chelsea Football Club are exploring their options to build a new stadium on the site of Battersea Power Station. A feasibility study is being carried out by a leading developer appointed by the club.

Battersea Power Station has been unoccupied for two decades but is a Grade II listed building so cannot be demolished and any plans will have to incorporate the present structure.

The architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has been hired to draw up plans for the potential construction of an arena that would house between 55,000 and 60,000 spectators.

A Chelsea spokesman said: "In the past, we've talked to various people with interests in Battersea power station but we haven't had any substantive discussions with anyone regarding that site for several months. However, in light of current developments, we now think it prudent to look again at the feasibility and potential for the Battersea power station site to be developed for a football stadium.

"We have made no decision to leave Stamford Bridge and we continue to discuss with the local council any economically viable options to expand the Bridge, but we will continue to investigate various options close to Stamford Bridge."



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