Ground has been broken on the site of our £53m Plymouth Drakes Circus leisure complex project.

The development will play a vital role in the ongoing transformation of the city centre. Plans include the construction of a 12-screen IMAX cinema alongside several restaurants and a sky-bar; all on the site of the former Bretonside bus station.

The scheme is a collaboration between British Land, the company which owns the Drake Circus area of the city in which the new development will sit, and main contractor, McLaren Construction Group. It sees evolve working alongside architects Corstorphone + Wright to help deliver the project.

You can watch a video of the moment demolition begins and hear more about the development below.

Video courtesy of the Plymouth Herald and Devonlive.com