EXPLOSIVE demolition took place at Tilbury Power Station this morning.

At approximately 9am this morning, the 14th and final explosive demolition took place at the power station near Fort Road on the edge of the River Thames.

The controlled demolition simultaneously brought down boiler house seven and eight. The structure was predominantly constructed of steel and was 100 metres long, 30 metres wide and 60 metres high.

Demolition of the site began in January 2016 and most of its main structures have already been demolished. No further explosive demolition events will be required.

At the peak of the works, the contractor Brown and Mason had more than 100 workers on site dedicating more than 570,000 hours to the project.

As much material as possible has been recycled from the site, including 4,800 tonnes of non-ferrous metal and 71,500 tonnes of ferrous metal, in addition to 100,000 tonnes of concrete arisings.

The work is expected to be completed in late 2019. This will include the final remediation of the area with 97 per cent of the materials recycled or reused.

Video credit: Jason Arthur