Towering over the lower Thames near to the Queen Elizabeth Bridge sits Littlebrook D – not, as the name might suggest, a giant gangsta rapper but a massive iconic oil-fired power station.
Littlebrook may be an unlikely symbol of modern Britain, but it unwittingly played a critical role in the miner’s strike of 1984/85 and helped to change industrial relations in this country forever.
It was built by the Central Electricity Generating board in 1977 and ceased operations in March 2015, the last of the country’s big power plants to close.
This striking image is from a ground-level perspective and offers a commanding view of the station looking north towards the River Thames across fields of yellow and green. It highlights the cavernous building’s distinctive box-like shape and triangular orange roof, whilst the enormous chimney (the fourth tallest in the UK) rises like the all-seeing Eye of Sauron. This print is also available on request without the ‘DARTFORD’ branding on the base.
Real estate investor Tritax Big Box has acquired the 124 acre site for £65m and expects to develop the surrounding area with a commercial bias towards the logistic sector.
This signed print is one of a limited edition. It’s recorded on Hahnemühle stock via a large format mimeograph and generally referred to as Giclée prints of premium quality. The paper is white 100% a-cellulose with a distinct textured surface and the premium matt inkjet coating more than meets the highest industry standards vis-à-vis density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness, while preserving the extraordinary touch and feel of genuine art paper. The editions depicted on Iconic Reserve are not representative of scale and solely for the purpose of suggestive display.
Signed limited edition
1 of 250, 420mm x 597mm
Recorded on Hahnemühle