A section of Fawley Power Station demolished in controlled explosion

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Pictured:  Fawley Power Station during the controlled explosion.<br />
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An iconic power station which has featured in Hollywood films including Star Wars was today destroyed in a controlled explosion.  Fawley Power Station has dominated the Hampshire skyline for almost half a century, and provided the set for films such as 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'.<br />
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The main body of the power station, which was decommissioned in 2013, was destroyed today ahead of a proposed £1bn redevelopment scheme.  Demolition contractor Brown and Mason spent the last two years preparing for today's explosion which is the first phase in a two-year plan to demolish the entire site.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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