DEMOLITION workers are making steady progress with their work to remove a former shopping block in Cornmarket Street in Oxford.

This latest view shows the progress of workers with the help of a machine dubbed The Beast.

The giant digger has been used to carefully dismantle Northgate House from the rear, leaving only the facade on the shopping street remaining.

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The work is part of a £36m Jesus College scheme to revamp Northgate House, providing new accommodation for shops and students.

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Work in the city centre started earlier this year and the building at the junction of Market Street has been fenced with panels revealing the college’s history.

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In July, the Hitachi Zaxis 490 LCH excavator - nicknamed The Beast - was brought in to reduce Northgate House to rubble.

Once Northgate House, on the corner of the street has gone, a new building will be constructed, featuring new retail units, with student accommodation above.

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The project, which is being overseen by BAM Construction, will finish in 2021 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of the college.

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Hoardings have been installed Cornmarket to remind shoppers about the college's colourful past.

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The hoardings tell the story of the historic college, from the 16th century when it was founded by Queen Elizabeth I, to the present day.

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It celebrates famous alumni, including Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and TE Lawrence - better known as Lawrence of Arabia. It also notes significant milestones, such as the admission of women undergraduates at the previously all-male college in 1974.