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Grain A chimney comes down

8 Sep 16 Demolition contractor Brown & Mason has brought down the Isle of Grain power station chimney by controlled explosion.

Down it comes
Down it comes

The big bang took place at 11am on 7th September 2016, creating 40,000 tonnes of concrete rubble

At 244-metres high, it was the tallest concrete structure ever to be demolished in the UK.

Grain A power station in north Kent opened in 1979 and had capacity to produce electricity to power more than a million homes. Under the ownership of Eon, it was closed in December 2012 and demolition began in April 2014. Previous controlled explosions by Brown & Mason on 10th May 2015 and 2nd August 2015 brought down site buildings and boiler houses.

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