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Third demolition at Littlebrook Power Station in Dartford

By Ed McConnell

The third explosive demolition of the Thames' last remaining power station has taken place.

The D station turbine hall at Littlebrook, Dartford, was brought down at the dead of night, with people in the surrounding area reporting a large bang.

Brown and Mason's 10-second midnight demolition coincided with a rolling road block on the nearby QE2 Bridge Dartford Crossing, so as not to distract drivers.

The D sattion turbine hall at Littlebrook Picture: Brown and Mason (8294254)
The D sattion turbine hall at Littlebrook Picture: Brown and Mason (8294254)

An exclusion zone was also put in place around the site and the event was not visible to the public.

But Brown and Mason did photograph the blast, with three before, during and after shots documenting the explosion.

The turbine hall comes down Picture: Brown and Mason (8294252)
The turbine hall comes down Picture: Brown and Mason (8294252)

There will be more demolitions throughout the year and the site is expected to be fully cleared by 2020.

The third Littlebrook Power Station demolition Picture: Brown and Mason (8294250)
The third Littlebrook Power Station demolition Picture: Brown and Mason (8294250)

It came almost a month after the fourteenth and final demolition at Tilbury Power Station, just over the Thames from Gravesend.

That explosion took place at 9am and can be viewed below.

The site will eventually become a more modern plant, with consultation ongoing.

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