End of the Ascot

December 2000

Facade supported to stop it falling down when the rest of the building is removed behind it:

Large hole in rear of auditorium as insides are ripped out. Remains of auditorium & circle just visible inside:

January 2001

Parts of the roof start to go:

Then the side-walls come down...


...leaving little more than the roof:


All that remains is a large pile of rubble, and some structural supports:

Some of the Bingo colour scheme is visible as diggers clear the rubble:

March 2001

The ground is cleared and construction begins on 'The Picture House' development of very expensive flats:

July 2001

Building work is well underway...