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Fifth demolition at Rugeley Power Station to take place next week

By Jordan Reynolds | Rugeley | News | Published:

The fifth demolition using explosives at Rugeley Power Station will take place next week.

A 45-metre high steel 'bunker bay' will be razed to the ground at about 10am on February 13.

The demolition of the site is set to make way for 2,300 homes, housing for the elderly, commercial buildings and a primary school.

A spokesman for site owners ENGIE said: "The bunker bay is not close to the perimeter fence and hence not easily visible from offsite.

The bunker bay at Rugeley Power Station which will be demolished using explosives

"To protect everyone on site and in the local area an exclusion zone will be in place before, during and immediately after the collapse. The exclusion zone is well within the power station boundary fence and there will be no public access to the area or impact on the local road network.

"Demolition of this section of the power station is considered to be low impact. Although the initiation and collapse may be heard off site, any noise will be over very quickly."

The other main structures, including the rest of the boiler house, chimney and cooling towers are scheduled for controlled collapse in 2020. The complete demolition of the site is expected in 2021.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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