Cooling towers demolished

The iconic Richborough Cooling Towers near Sandwich are blown up.

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Future of towers unveiled

The site of Richborough Power Station, dramatically demolished yesterday, is to be redeveloped as a major new green-energy hub.

The £700 million scheme includes laying an undersea electricty cable between Richborough, Kent, and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Iain McBride reports.

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Cooling collapse

by John Ryall

Three giant cooling towers have been demolished to make way for a new green energy plant near Sandwich in Kent. It's hoped it'll bring hundreds of desperately needed jobs to the area a year after the Pfizer site nearby closed.

Dramatic new pictures: cooling towers brought to the ground

by Helen Plint
Richborough Cooling Towers Demolished
Richborough's three cooling towers demolished in a controlled explosion Credit: ITV Meridian

Richborough Cooling Towers near Sandwich were blown up at 9am this morning in a controlled explosion. They've been standing for five decades but are now being removed to make way for a new 'eco plant'.

Richborough Cooling Towers Demolished
The moment the 300ft structures came crashing to the floor Credit: ITV Meridian

It's hoped the new plans for the site will create a substantial number of jobs for Kent. It's hoped it'll provide vital regeneration for the area a year after two thousand jobs were lost at the Pfizer plant in Sandwich.

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Demolition works begin

Richborough Cooling Towers Demolished
The Richborough Cooling Towers near Sandwich are blown up Credit: ITV Meridian

Richborough Cooling Towers are being demolished to make way for a new 'eco plant'. If the plans for the site go ahead it could create a substantial number of jobs for Kent