THIS dramatic aerial view shows the progress of demolition workers as they dismantle an old shopping block in Cornmarket Street in Oxford.

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


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.


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

READ AGAIN: Slowly but surely Northgate House is being demolished

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. The project will finish in 2021.