Rugeley Power Station sixth blowdown event

At approximately 10am on 20th August 2020, the sixth controlled collapse demolition event using explosives will take place at Rugeley Power Station.  The collapse will bring down the Boiler House (pictured outlined in red below).

The structure is predominantly steel and approximately 73m high. The Boiler House is not close to the perimeter fence and there is no public viewing area.

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 Chimney and Cooling Towers, are scheduled for explosive demolition at a later date and further details will be provided nearer the time. The demolition of the site is expected to be completed in 2021.

For more information a frequently asked questions document is available here.

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