DERELICT buildings on West Quay Road in Poole will be demolished between July and August. As reported previously in the Daily Echo, the West Quay Marina complex has been trashed by vandals since it became empty.

West Quay Developments (Poole) gained planning permission in July 2016 to build 291 flats on the site, as well as retail units, car parking, and a quayside walkway. The company recently announced its intention to demolish the buildings, which formerly housed City Bay Views Chinese restaurant, Twin Sails Wharf, the Marina club, and offices.

Now, it is confirmed the long-awaited demolition will take place over July and August.

In an application for prior notification of proposed demolition, Mark Russell confirmed the buildings were in a "dangerous condition due to vandalism".

The buildings will be demolished to ground level and the site will be cleared of all debris. The boundary will then be secured ready for development. Speaking to the Echo previously, Poole town councillor Andy Hadley said he welcomed the demolition of the building.

“It’s a magnet for both the homeless and kids – anything short of demolition is not going to stop that.

“I welcome the fact they’re going to demolish it - it’s the responsible thing to do to flatten it until the site can be developed.

“The buildings are an eyesore, they’re pretty awful, especially considering they’re next to the Twin Sails Bridge.”