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Bringing down Northampton's old bus station

Aerial shot of Greyfriars post-demolition

On Sunday 15 March, Greyfriars bus station was blown down by demolition specialists DSM.

The demolition of Greyfriars opens the way for new developments as it occupied a huge area of land in the town centre.

This will further boost the town's regeneration efforts as part of the already successful Northampton Alive programme.

Dubbed Northampton's 'Mouth of Hell' by designer and presenter, Kevin McCloud, the former bus station was costing taxpayers £500,000 to maintain and to bring it up to standard would cost almost £30 million.

Road closures 

All roads around the site are now open with some lane restrictions in place.

Watch the demolition

You can watch the demolition from multiple angles in the video below: 

Clean-up of the demolition site

The surrounding area has been cleaned up enough to reopen to traffic; however, removing all of the rubble from the demolition site will take several months.

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