A CAR park at Botley’s West Way centre will be closed from next week as construction work continues at the development.

Developer Mace said the western car park, adjacent to the former Tesco, will be fully closed from 6am on Tuesday, September 4.

Posters are being placed around the area to advertise of the closure.

Meanwhile images showing the abandoned shops at Botley’s West Way centre as bulldozers and demolition crews move in have been captured by an Oxford Mail Camera Club member.

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The once bustling shopping arcade now lies empty as construction firm SDC get to work on demolishing the site to make way for a new multi-million pound retail and residential development.

The pictures, taken by Ian Marriott as part of this week's 'Abandoned' theme, show the now closed West Way square littered with old shop hoardings and corrugated metal sheets.

One image shows the former Iceland supermarket with rubble piled high inside as the building awaits its demolition.

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While another image shows the demolition of the West Way flats taking place.

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Demolition of the former Co-Op store is also underway, while last week a piling rig arrived to start work on the new foundations.

Surrounding buildings such as the Baptist Church and part of the Grant Thornton Building have already been torn down.

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The new development, Westway Place, will contain apartments, new shops, a hotel and student accommodation.

Planning permission was granted in 2016, however, work on the development did not start until March this year, long after many of the centre’s traders moved out.

A number of retailers and services, including Tesco, are now being housed in temporary units in the remaining part of the Grant Thornton Building and Elms Court, while demolition and development of the main arcade is underway.