Scheme to demolish huge silo at Flax Mill site

A four-week project to demolish a giant silo on the site of Shrewsbury’s Flax Mill will start tomorrow.

Work to do – the historic Flax Mill in Ditherington, Shrewsbury
The historic Flax Mill in Ditherington, Shrewsbury

The 24-metre high North Silo is to be pulled down as part of work to clear the area ahead of the potential redevelopment of the Flax Mill, which could start next summer if millions of pounds in funding can be secured.

Contractors EMS Services Ltd will use a long-reach excavator to dismantle the silo.

It follows work to pull down the former Arriva bus depot, Midland Red Social Club, and Rexel Senate building on the site.