Cockenzie Power Station Chimneys, Prestonpans Building Demolition, Scotland, Scottish Architecture

Cockenzie Power Station Demolition

East Lothian Indusrial Heritage – 20th Century Prestonpans Building: Infrastructure

20 Dec 2015

Cockenzie Power Station Demolition

Location: East Lothian, South East Scotland

Cockenzie Power Station
The last remnants of Cockenzie Power Station have been demolished, reports the East Lothian Courier.

Cockenzie Power Station Demolition

The final portion of the giant boiler house at the site was destroyed by a controlled explosion at 2pm on Thursday.

Over the next six months, work will take place to clear materials from the site and remove the old office and other ancillary buildings.

Cockenzie Power Station Building

28 Sep 2015

Cockenzie Power Station Chimneys Demolition

Location: East Lothian, South East Scotland

Cockenzie Power Station

28 + 26 Sep – photos of the chimneys’ demolition taken from the outlet pipe at Gosford Bay:

Cockenzie Power Station chimney demolition

Cockenzie Power Station chimneys demolition

Cockenzie chimneys demolition

Cockenzie Power Station
26 Sep – link to the BBC Scotland report:

Cockenzie Power Station chimney demolition

More Cockenzie Power Station chimney demolition photos

The twin chimneys and the turbine hall at the decommissioned Cockenzie Power Station in East Lothian were demolished at 12 noon on Saturday 26 September:

video taken from the ash lagoons, of the two chimneys being demolished at the disused Cockenzie power station:

21 Sep 2015 – photos by architect Rebecca Wober of this Modern building by RMJM as it approaches final demolition:

Cockenzie Power Station demolition

The date for the controlled explosive demolition of the Cockenzie Power Station chimney stacks is Saturday 26 September.

The demolition will be overseen by ScottishPower’s main contractor, Brown and Mason, who have undertaken similar projects in recent years at Inverkip Power Station and Methil Power Station.

Cockenzie Power Station demolition

An exclusion zone will be required for the demolition, with full details due to be published in the near future. The safety restrictions will mean that viewing areas in the immediate vicinity of the power station, such as the Greenhills, will be limited.

Cockenzie Power Station East Lothian

As the chimney stacks are clearly visible from many locations, Police Scotland, ScottishPower and East Lothian Council have recommended that people who would like to watch the demolition take the time to plan their position in advance.

The twin chimney stacks are both 149 m tall, and were constructed in time for the coal station opening in 1967. Cockenzie Power Station generated more than 150 Terawatt Hours (TWh) of electricity in its lifetime, enough to power the average annual electricity needs of more than 1 million homes every year during its 45 years of operation.




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