Video | Last four Eggborough power station towers imploded

The last four towers at the former Eggborough power station in Goole, North Yorkshire, have been demolished by DSM Demolition.

The site is under redevelopment for a mixed-use regeneration by St Francis Group and Marshall Commercial Development Projects.

The implosion took place within the perimeter of a secured 350m diameter exclusion zone to safeguard the public.

Heat-seeking drones were used to ensure that the zone was completely clear in advance of the works. More than 50 DSM employees implemented the localised road closures and the exclusion zone, supported by officers from North Yorkshire Police.

The 90m high towers were only 60m away from the National Grid sub-station open switch gear and overhead lines, which meant that careful planning and protective measures were needed to ensure that the works did not impact on operation there.

DSM project manager, James Fincham, said: “18 months of planning and work on site to achieve what has been accomplished today is a testament to the demolition team on site and all involved with the project. Plans and preparation are now well underway for the further demolition works to be undertaken in 2022.”

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