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

Path clear for round two of Fiddlers Ferry demo

A series of buildings are set to be razed at the former power station, now that Peel NRE has planning permission from Warrington Council.

The local authority signed off the demolition proposals last week. This phase of work does not include the remaining four cooling towers – the only ones left standing after contractor P.P. O’Connor knocked down the other four in December.

The bulldozer’s attention will instead turn to 103 acres of the 820-acre Fiddlers Ferry site. This section includes water treatment areas, the gas turbine house, storage tanks, flue gas desulphurisation plants, and the south cooling tower’s pump house.

When the entire 820-acre site is cleared, developer Peel NRE will be able to pursue its plans to build 4m sq ft of industrial space, 860 homes, primary school, shops, and a GP surgery.

Peel submitted plans for the first phase, which comprises 1.4m sq ft of logistics space, in March last year.

Peel is working alongside Turley, Deetu, Curtins, Open, and Arcadis on Fiddlers Ferry.

To see the approved demolition application, search reference number 2024/00440/DEM on Warrington Council’s planning portal.

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I hope some cooling towers are kept around the country. . They are distinctive and from a very specific period of time. More modern Industrial architecture needs preserving as well

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