Just heard a big bang? It’s Dartford power station demolition

If you heard a massive bang around 10 minutes ago don’t worry it’s a long-planned controlled demolition of part of Littlebrook power station’s destruction in Dartford.

The power station shut down in recent years and a turbine hall has been demolished tonight.

Why at night? Possibly as it required traffic on the Dartford Crossing to be managed to prevent drivers being spooked.

The power station opened in the 1930s and utilised oil and coal. It was closed in March 2015 with power station D, opened in 1981, the last to close.

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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

One thought on “Just heard a big bang? It’s Dartford power station demolition

  • April 5, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Thanks for letting us know. I did wonder what it was – it was loud even here in Belvedere. Perhaps a curiosity walk along the Thames is now called for.


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