UPDATE: Latest pictures from the Galleries demolition and redevelopment

Gradually the area once occupied by the impressive Galleries shopping centre is being cleared. In fact, as these pictures by photographer James Mclelland show, large parts of the area are now looking decidedly flat. The work is, of course, to make way for leisure, hospitality and homes plus a new base for the market.

Progress continues to be made and by this time next year the last vestiges of the red brick mall, opened by the Princess of Wales only 32 years ago, are likely to have gone.

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