Staying with the link of the Thames, a more industrial view. The power station, the largest brick building in Europe, built in the 1930s. it ceased operation in 1983. Since the station's closure the site has remained largely unused, with numerous failed redevelopment plans from successive site owners. The site is currently owned by Irish company Real Estate Opportunities (REO), who bought it for £400 million in November 2006. In November 2010, REO was granted permission to refurbish the station for public use and build 3,400 homes across the site and this now looks in doubt as the banks have been called in.