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.
They dominated the skyline for 50 years: the giant cooling towers of a power station that powered homes across the South East. They were reduced to a pile of rubble in 30 seconds. Iain McBride reports on today's 'big bang'.
The clean-up operation at Richborough power station has begun today after the demolition on Sunday of its three iconic cooling towers.
Contractors say that the clear-up could last for three months.
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.
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'.
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.
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