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Inquiry into Sir Terry Farrell's twin towers at Chelsea's Lots Road

DATE: 01 Jan 2006

Acting for the Mayor Russell Harris QC advised on Sir Terry Farrell’s twin towers at Chelsea’s Lots Road.

The issues with the towers stemmed from the fact that the project straddled two different councils with the borough of Kensington and Chelsea refusing planning permission whilst the neighbouring borough of Hammersmith and Fulham had approved it.

The higher of the two blocks at 37 storeys (making it the tallest building in west London) was to be built on the site of Lots Road power station, near Chelsea Harbour. The other was designed with 25 storeys, while the power station was to be retained as flats. Both blocks were designed by Sir Terry Farrell.

In February 2006 Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott finally approved the twin tower development.