Richborough Towers demolition :: Shared Description

On the 11th March 2012 at 9am, the four towers of the disused Richborough Power Station were demolished by DDS Demolitions.

The power station was opened in 1962, decommissioned in 1996, and permission to demolished the three cooling towers (each 97m high) and chimney (127m high) was granted in January 2012.

The towers were all demolished in 15 seconds, starting with three cooling towers (south, then north west, then north east tower) which were collapsed within their own footprint, and followed by the chimney which fell north west wards between the flattened cooling towers.

A new renewable energy park will be built on the site at a cost of £750 million, and called Richborough Energy Park.
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TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 3 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : North West cooling tower remains by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Boat passing Richborough towers remains by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Photographing the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 8 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough towers clear up by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : North West cooling tower remains by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Joyner Buggy by Richborough towers  by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Awaiting the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Smoke after the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Clear up on the Saxon Shore Way by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 9 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Towers before demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 5 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 2 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Walking to see the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough tower remains by River Stour by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 4 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : South cooling tower after demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Walking the Saxon Shore Way by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 10 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : After the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Boat passing Richborough towers remains by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 7 by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Boats on the River Stour by Oast House Archive

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Created: Sun, 11 Mar 2012, Updated: Fri, 6 Jul 2012

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