The News Centre building demolition continues - latest pictures from the Hilsea site which will be transformed into a bus depot

The demolition work at the former News Centre site is progressing with much of the building which housed the presses now removed.

The work began in September with the rear of the site cleared first, with new aerial pictures and video showing that much of the inside and roof of the building which was home to the printing press has now been removed. Work has not yet started to demolish the iconic frontage to The News Centre which was home to The Portsmouth News until 2013 – though the newspaper itself was still published at the site until it was sold to DMG Media, the publisher of the Daily Mail, Metro and i newspapers in 2020.

No planning application has been submitted for the bus depot itself yet, however First Bus is asking Portsmouth City Council whether it needs environmental assessments to be carried out as part of its application.

See the latest images and video courtesy of Marcin Jedrysiak.