Amazing drone footage of car park demolition
A huge bang was heard for miles around as the controlled explosion took just seconds to reduce the Oldham car park to rubble
This incredible footage shows the moment Hobson Street car park in Oldham town is demolished by a controlled explosion.
Drone footage taken from the skies above the ‘eyesore’ car park shows its roof falling in and a huge cloud of dust erupting into the air as the structure collapses.
Temporary fencing which had been placed around the building is also captured being blown into the air as the dust spreads around the surrounding area.
And as the cloud of debris clears, all that is left on the site where the car park once stood is a wasteland of broken bricks and blasted wood.
The car park came crashing to the ground during a demolition just after 7am on Sunday, with AB Jetting capturing the amazing video as it was levelled.
A huge bang was heard for miles around as the controlled explosion, triggered by a dummy plunger, took just seconds to reduce the car park to rubble.
Spectators who had gathered to watch the historic moment let out gasps as the enormous bang marked the end of the derelict five-storey building with the boom setting off car alarms.
Residents living nearby were told of the demolition in advance but the operation wasn’t widely publicised to prevent masses of spectators.
Many confused residents across the borough took to social media to comment on the earth-quaking explosion.
The car park was closed in 2014 after an inspection found serious structural damage.
Surveys later confirmed the 1960s building was beyond economic repair.
Oldham council leader Jean Stretton triggered the demolition of the car park, which was built in 1969 for £241,000 and underwent a number of refits and improvement works before its closure.
It is not yet known what the land will be used for.