Wrexham Council confirms plans to livestream demolition of town’s iconic police station tower
A livestream of the demolition of the town’s police station is set to be broadcast this weekend – with members of the public once again being asked to stay at home.
The tower on Powell Road will be taken down via a controlled explosion on Sunday morning.
Work dismantling parts of the iconic tower has been ongoing for some weeks, with the surrounding buildings now gone and the windows from the main tower now removed.
Once complete a Lidl supermarket and drive-thru coffee shop will be built on the site.
The full demolition of the tower has been long-anticipated – marking a significant change to Wrexham’s sky line.
However members of the public are once again being urged not to break the current fire break restrictions and to stay away from the area.
Residents who may have health issues should also stay indoors for a few hours Sunday morning.
Today Wrexham Council confirmed that it is planning on livestreaming the demolition on its social media channels from 8:15am on Sunday – and Wrexham.com will of course be highlighting that and sharing other footage if and when it is possible through the morning.
Gavin Nicolas, Development Manager with Total Demolition Services said: “We are very experienced in demolishing buildings in the UK and Europe and the safety of all those involved and who live and work nearby is our paramount concern.
“These types of events are always very popular but we are asking that people stay away from this particular one in order to control the spread of Covid and ensure everyone remains safe.”
A series of road closures will be in effect from 07:30am to 09:30am and and motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area during these times.
Roads closed are: Park Avenue and traffic going up Park Avenue towards the former station will be diverted along Penymaes Avenue. Powell Road from Tesco to Chester Road roundabout. Chester Road roundabout – Chester Street as far as the Fusiliers.
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