Ironbridge Power Station Cooling Towers

The Ironbridge Power Station cooling towers are due to be brought down this Friday (6th December) at 11.00am. Information has changed during the past few days and this is the latest guidance.

School will be open all day. The children will see the pantomime (Jack in the Beanstalk) in the morning and then be able to watch the live feed of the demolition in their classrooms if appropriate.

We have been given clear guidance that children should be kept inside throughout the event until the all clear has been given, 30 to 60 minutes after the blast. The manager of the demolition company explained what would happen during his presentation to the children on Monday afternoon. He made it clear that there will be a loud bang.

Dale End, Co-op and Wharfage car parks will be open at school drop-off time in the morning and again at pick-up time in the afternoon but closed between these times.

Access to school will be via Wellington Road/Dale Road or from Madeley Road Hill along Ironbridge High Street/The Wharfage only.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us to work around this event.

Below are list of road closures in the Gorge area starting from 6.00am.

Road closures

Buildwas Road, Ironbridge will be closed from 6am on Friday 6th December 2019 for a duration of 1 day.

More information can be viewed at Road closure information – Power Station

Please find below information that outlines the traffic management arrangements for the planned Cooling Towers Demolition on Friday, 6th December 2019 received from Telford & Wrekin Council.

Howarths Group Ltd are planning to undertake Demolition Works. The work will take place for a duration of 1 day on Friday, 6th December 2019 from 6.00am. The following roads will be closed:

Strethill Road, Coalbrookdale
Sunniside Road, Coalbrookdale
Coach Road, Coalbrookdale
Darby Road, Coalbrookdale
Station Road, Coalbrookdale
Paradise, Coalbrookdale
Lincoln Hill, Ironbridge
New Road, Ironbridge
Church Hill, Ironbridge
Hodge Bower, Ironbridge
Belle Vue Road, Ironbridge
Hillside, Ironbridge
Belmont Road Ironbridge
St Lukes Road, Ironbridge