UK: Westbury cement works chimney demolished

UK: Westbury cement works chimney demolished
Published: 19 September 2016

Tagged Under: demolition Tarmac England UK 

The Westbury cement works, owned by Tarmac, constructed its site in the early 1960s. This weekend a 122m-high chimney at the site was demolished, after being taken out of action in 2009. The demolition marks the end of over 40 years of cement production at the site.

Stuart Wykes of Tarmac said, “There's a lot of work done leading up to something like this, so the chimney is weakened in certain places and certain sections taken out and then over 200 detonators put in around it so it collapses in a certain way.” Mr Wykes went on to say that the sire was still an “active railhead” for Tarmac.