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Imax demolition: we're going to need a bigger crane...
SEA views will increase at the Imax site when a larger crane is brought for the demolition work next week.
Contractor Interserve has been tearing deeper into the doomed building on Bournemouth seafront and working further backwards on the seafront side of the structure.
See our gallery of the demolition at bournemouthecho.co.uk/imax
An second, additional crane will be extended 68 metres high to hang a protective mat on the Bath Road side of the former 3-D cinema on Monday as the views of the sea and Purbecks continue to open up.
Barry Lacey, site manager, said the work is going as planned.
He said: “It’s all going safely without any accidents or incidents and that’s our primary aim.
“Next week we’ve got the big crane coming in so we will be working on both sides.”
The demolition is expected to be finished by the end of March.
In April work will start on the new public performance space planned by Bournemouh council.
Until June workers will install lighting, carry out hard landscaping and put in handrails and balustrades.