Watch Seaburn Centre demolition work continue at Sunderland seafront
Demolition work is continuing at the Seaburn Centre on Sunderland seafront.
Crews had begun to tear down the former leisure centre in November last year, but the discovery of a nesting group of starlings led to work being halted while an ecology survey was carried out.
It is due to be converted into a hub for seafront retail and leisure attractions.
Work is expected to take around six weeks to complete.Our latest pictures and video show machinery taking apart the building.
A statement issued earlier by Sunderland City Council’s cabinet member for housing and regeneration, Councillor Stuart Porthouse said in relation to the delayed work that the local authority had followed “good practice” by delaying its plans to clear the site.
Building materials from the site are being recycled wherever possible, with the area being landscaped pending further development.