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Various buildings and infrastructure will come down in the next wave of demolition. Credit: via Peel NRE

Next round of Fiddlers Ferry demolition prepped

Following the spectacular demolition of four cooling towers late last year, work to level buildings spread across 103 acres at the former power station is due to begin soon.

The package of demolition work, which does not include the four remaining cooling towers at Fiddlers Ferry, is due to begin this quarter and last 18 months.

Buildings in line for the wrecking ball include precipitators, flue gas desulphurisation plant units, pozzolan, and various other buildings and infrastructure.

The decommissioned power station is being systematically knocked down to pave the way for the site’s future use as an employment complex. The 820-acre Fiddlers Ferry is earmarked for 4m sq ft of industrial space under a 15-year masterplan.

Peel NRE, which acquired Fiddlers Ferry from SSE Thermal in 2022, consulted on its plans for the site earlier this year.

Peel has already lodged plans for the first phase of employment space at the former power station. The developer submitted plans for 1.4m sq ft of floorspace last year and is waiting for Warrington Council to determine the application.

Turley, Open, Arcadis, Deetu, and Curtins are advising Peel on the scheme. PP O’Connor was the contractor for the first phase of demolition.

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The cooling towers used to fascinate me as a child. We would pass them on our way home from the seaside.

By Vixenda

Always a land mark for Widnes

By Rob

The coolers tower should 1 stay so remember was a power plant there.

By Dave

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