The city is set to lose The Point - the iconic red pyramid landmark built in 1984, after a recommendation to demolish the site was voted through at a council meeting last night.
In a recent damning report, council officers considered whether The Point should be preserved because of its architectural interest and links to city heritage.
It stated: “The Point does have strong local significance both in terms of its cultural significance and as a recognised local landmark.”
But the report revealed the eye-catching design was not built with high quality materials because of budget restraints at the time. Also, continual refurbishment and change of use has meant little survives of the original interior features.
It stated: “However historically significant The Point may be, there is little architectural expression in the cinema block itself that reflects its function.”
More to come.