Posted: Mon 8th Mar 2021

Demolition of Wrexham’s former police station to feature in new TV series this month

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The demolition of Wrexham’s former police station is set to feature in the new series of Scrap Kings.

Starting on March 23 on Quest, the explosive series follows the work of demolition, salvage, and waste management experts as they blast, crush and smash their way through a variety of structures which have had their day.

From there all material is removed as they say every last item has value if you know where to take it and when to sell it.

In November 2020 the team was involved in the demolition of Wrexham’s former police, which was taken down by a “controlled explosion”.



Opened in March 1974 the police tower continued to divide opinions over the years, with some seeing it as a unique part of the town’s skyline with others describing it as a concrete monstrosity.

However in January 2019 officers left the station for the final time ahead of their move to a smaller base at the Wrexham Library.

A new multi-million pound headquarters in Llay has also been operational since 2018.

The Bodhyfryd site now has planning approval for a new Lidl supermarket and a drive-thru coffee shop.

The demolition of the police tower – which needed 150 explosives to bring the building down – will feature in episode one at 9pm.

Scrap Kings premieres March 23 at 9pm on Quest, or stream the full series same day on discovery+

 



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