Former Ironbridge Power Station Demolition moves closer

Former Ironbridge Power Station Demolition moves closer

Harworth Group has now appointed a contractor to undertake demolition of the former power station, including redundant buildings and associated infrastructure. The finer details of how they will approach demolition and the phasing are currently being finalised.

On site preparations are currently being made in anticipation of demolition works proper beginning in late Spring. Harworth Group has been continuing to liaise with key stakeholders, including Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency, about the demolition and will continue to do so throughout its estimated two-year programme. Further details on the programme will be provided at the next public consultation for the site’s redevelopment at the back end of Spring.

Harworth Group purchased the former Ironbridge Power Station from Uniper plc in June 2018.

Harworth is a regeneration company specialising in large sites with complex issues and have an excellent track record regenerating sites for new development like the former Power Station.

Since June, Harworth have been learning more about the site and the wider area. In the autumn they held a workshop and a public exhibition to gather ideas about the redevelopment of the site.

5 thoughts on “Former Ironbridge Power Station Demolition moves closer

  • April 9, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    It will be a sad day… Those cooling towers are part of what makes Ironbridge, Ironbridge. It’ll look very weird when it’s no longer part of the landscape.

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    • July 3, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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      I completely agree. I am sure that the regeneration will be a success but that said the towers are unusual given their colour and proximity to not only Ironbridge but also act as a link to its rich history with industry. The towers are a part of our industrial heritage and as such should be retained, or at least one or two of them kept as examples. But again its easier to demolish than put some thought and imagination into what could have been done with them in the future. A missed opportunity.

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