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Battersea plans suggest plumbing course attendees may be involved

New plans relating to the development of Battersea Power Station have been released and indicate tradesmen with plumbing course qualifications may be required.

The graphics were unveiled by Real Estate Opportunities (REO) - the owners of the site - and showed 3,700 homes, 1.5 million sq ft of office space and 500,000 sq ft of retail space, according to the Irish Independent.

It has been predicted that up to 15,000 jobs could be created if the initiative goes ahead, with some of these employment opportunities likely to be available to workers who have completed plumbing courses.

The newspaper pointed out that the plans have received planning permission from the London mayor and Wandsworth Borough Council, but it must still get the green light from communities secretary Eric Pickles.

Battersea Power Station, which has not been in operation as an electricity generation facility since 1983, was bought by REO in 2006 and the firm has claimed it has received a lot of interest from investors regarding the