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Great Britain Lostock Power Station (Feb 2020)

jones-y-gog

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I was very late to the party on this, in fact the demolition process was (eventually) just starting. I thought I could probably lay claim on being the last one to explore this wonderful old coal-fired monolith, unused since 2000. But then a pandemic happened and I guess demolition may have been delayed, but not entirely sure. When it does happen it will be replaced by a Sustainable Energy Plant. This is taken from one of the companies setting up the new phase -

"The Lostock energy from waste plant will ... divert 600,000 tonnes of residual waste from landfill and generate enough non-intermittent renewable electricity to power in the region of 125,000 homes consistently. This will offset more than 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year."

Sounds pretty good! This has been a large industrial site for a long time (it has its own memorial to workers who fell in both world wars) so this should secure the long term future of the site.


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^^This is the classic view of the turbine hall, however I also liked the view looking the other way too -

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A connecting corridor leads to the other part of the site

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Finally a pigeons eye view from the high gantry - the angle is slightly off but I was bricking it!

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Looks top does that.
was always on my list of things I intended to do but never did
Cracking pics sir
 
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