Dramatic new pictures: cooling towers brought to the ground

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.


Cooling towers demolished

The iconic Richborough Cooling Towers near Sandwich are blown up.