The IMAX at Bournemouth has been bought by the Council and will be demolished.
The building, alongside the coast path and voted Britain’s second most ugly building, ruins the Pier Approach and blocks the view of the bay and Isle of Purbeck to those arriving by way of Bath Hill.
This is a surprise and very welcome news.
Bournemouth Council declared that it had very little money to spend on this year’s Bournemouth Bicentenary celebrations but paying Â£7.5m to pull down a dreadful building it once approved is the best anniversary contribution possible.
I suggest the site, which for years was the town swimming pool, becomes a garden free of any building.
See page 33.