Tower demolition planned

E.ON UK, the Highways Agency and other interested parties are negotiating final approval for the demolition of the Tinsley Towers cooling towers at Sheffield’s Blackburn Meadows Power Station.

Mark Maisey, E.ON UK property manager, said: ‘We’ve been working with a number of technical specialists on getting the final approvals finalised for demolition and now we’re looking to pin down a date that best suits everybody.

‘It’s a big project and we want to ensure minimum disruption, which is why it’s taking some time but, naturally, we will share the demolition date with everyone as soon as we have it confirmed.’

The Blackburn Meadows Power Station was built between 1937 and 1942. The remaining cooling towers are two of seven cooling towers that once stood on the site. Demolition is currently planned for spring or summer this year.