THESE pictures show the progress of a major demolition project in the town centre.

The partial demolition of Cockhedge Shopping Centre started at the end of last year.

Some of the site is currently in the process of being knocked down to allow for refurbishment to take place.

The former Wilko site and the pedestrian bridge across Scotland Road will be brought down as part of the project and 16 units will also be demolished – however Asda will stay where it is.

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The pictures, taken by Warrington Guardian Camera Club member Ken Hewitt, show the work is well under way.

The rest of the shopping centre remains open as usual.

Last month, it was announced that Scotland Road is set to be closed for a period of four weeks to allow for the destruction of the bridge.

Warrington Borough Council published a traffic notice for Cockhedge Way which revealed the temporary prohibition of driving and footway closure order will be in place from the road’s junctions with Scotland Road and Orford Street.

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The order will be effective from Wednesday, February 7, for a period of four weeks.

An alternative route has been drawn up taking motorists via Scotland Road and Buttermarket Street.

The notice states: “The restrictions are required to allow for the safe demolition of the Cockhedge Centre.”

It follows the granting of full planning permission in October for the reconfiguration of Cockhedge Shopping Centre.

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