More Greenwich Power Station Pics
People seemed to be so pleased to see the pictures of Greenwich Power Station Peter shared with us last week (blimey – was it only last week? It feels like months ago…) that he’s sent me a few more. The picture above is of the current turbine hall, running parallel to but much lower-ceilinged than the glorious Edwardian one.
At the very end of the main steam turbine hall is a gas compression plant. It’s sealed in a huge concrete room, but the engines that drive the compressor pumps stand outside:
Peter couldn’t get any pictures of the inside of that section as they had to leave all electronic devices outside when they went in there, but he tells me there are some lovely multi-chamber compressors in there (being an ignorant Phantom I’m not entirely sure a multi-chamber compressor is, but I’m sure they’re fabulous.)
This is what the turbines themselves look like (I particularly like the creepy hands):
The last picture for today that Peter sent me that confirms what I’ve always suspected – that the old pier that used to land the coal to power the station would make an incredible place for a tea-rooms. I mean – just look at the view from it:
Don’t you think that security considerations where the pier meets the ‘secret’ part could be dealt with to create a new either open-air or glass-surrounded venue? I’m sure they could cordon off part of the station inside that’s not being used securely enough for kitchens (separate entrance, high walls, yadda, yadda) and create an exciting new public entrance on the beach or the Thames Path, like a spiral staircase or a glass lift or something to make the most exciting tea rooms on the Thames?