Dawn­ing of an­other era

Stirling Times - - News -

BUILD­ING rub­ble is start­ing to ac­cu­mu­late on 3 Oceans’ Iconic Scar­bor­ough site.

Heavy ma­chin­ery be­gan de­mol­ish­ing build­ings last week on the cor­ner of West Coast High­way and Scar­bor­ough Beach Road.

The site was home to the pop­u­lar Conta­cio bar in the early 2000s and for­mer Scar­bor­ough Fair mar­kets and is be­ing cleared to make way for a 43-storey and 33-storey ho­tel and apart­ments de­vel­op­ment.

Ex­ca­va­tors have started work at the north­east cor­ner of the lot and the en­tire block has been fenced off.

Wem­b­ley Downs pho­tog­ra­pher Richard Good­win took pho­tos of the site prior to de­mo­li­tion.

“I de­cided to try to cap­ture the build­ing be­fore it dis­ap­pears for­ever be­cause it has been a Scar­bor­ough land­mark for a long time and has ob­vi­ously given many peo­ple a great deal of plea­sure,” he said.

“I was also try­ing to make a state­ment about the ‘bones’ of the old build­ings, which con­tain mem­o­ries of en­ter­prise and en­ter­tain­ment now gone. They are also of a scale that will no longer ex­ist on the site.”

Good­win said the colours and tex­tures of the images res­onated with the “sun-drenched, sandy en­vi­rons that peo­ple have come to love.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

The Conta­cio bar de­mo­li­tion. d488660a

Pic­tures: Richard Good­win

The Conta­cio bar be­fore de­mo­li­tion (above and be­low) .

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