Rugeley cooling towers’ date with destiny

The iconic cooling towers at Rugeley Power Station are set to fall in June this year ahead of a major redevelopment at the site.

According to news portal Construction Enquirer, principal contractor ENGIE has been granted outline planning permission for the major redevelopment of the site in Staffordshire.

That redevelopment will see the site transformed into a mixed-use development of 2,300 low carbon homes and a school.

The development will advance in phases with initial work commencing to the north of the development, where the coal yards resided.

Remediation work will start in May and is projected to complete in the winter of 2022. Infrastructure will begin in the autumn with housing parcels following remediation.

Brown and Mason carried out the last two blasts at the site – the first in April 2020 and the second back in January.

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