Rugeley Power Station fifth blowdown event

At approximately 10am on 13th February 2020, the fifth controlled collapse demolition event using explosives will take place at Rugeley Power Station.  The collapse will bring down the Bunker Bay (pictured outlined in red below).

The structure is predominantly steel and approximately 45m high. The Bunker Bay is not close to the perimeter fence and hence not easily visible from offsite.

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.

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