The demolition for a former leisure centre in Clydebank began today.

Demolition works on Clydebank's abandoned Play Drome, which has been closed for more than three years has begun earlier this morning.

In December we revealed how urban explorers uncovered the secrets behind the closed buildings in a YouTube video.

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The video, created by the “urban explorers” behind the Urbandoned channel on YouTube, lays bare the state of the building since it was vacated in March 2017 on the opening of the new Clydebank Leisure Centre.

Plans to sell the building, which opened in opened in 1994, for a retail development fell through in 2019, more than a year after a fire damaged part of the property.

West Dunbartonshire Council had agreed in 2016 to sell the land to Henry Boot Developments (HBD) for a new development combining retail units with car parking, a public square and a “pocket park”.

In December 2018 councillors heard how those plans could be modified to include housing.

To watch the Play Drome video in full, click here.