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Cockenzie chimneys set for 26 September blowdown

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July 14 2015

Cockenzie chimneys set for 26 September blowdown
A pair of landmark chimneys which have stood tall at Cockenzie Power Station, East Lothian, for 48 years are to be laid low this 26 September after Scottish Power obtained permission to level the concrete towers.

Brown & Mason have been appointed to oversee the complex demolition of the 149m tall landmarks, with raffle tickets being sold to find one lucky person to push the button on their explosive demise.

East Lothian police inspector Andrew Harborow said: “I would like to take this opportunity to advise those planning on coming along on the day that spaces in the local area will be limited and we will have a policing presence in place to ensure disruption to the community is kept to a minimum.

“Please consider your journey, where you intend to park and how you expect to view the demolition in advance.”

Originally designed by RMJM the plant was decommissioned in March 2013 although the shell remains for use as a combined-cycle gas turbine station.


Photography by Mark Chalmers
All machinery has been stripped out from the power station ahead of conversion
All machinery has been stripped out from the power station ahead of conversion
Spectators are expected to travel from far and wide to view the spectacle
Spectators are expected to travel from far and wide to view the spectacle

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