Following the grant of planning permission for 34 residential units at 38 Wellington street, demolition of the existing building will soon be underway. John Collins, director at Paradigm Land commented "This is a significant milestone in the development of this historic site, it will deliver a highly innovative modern building, replacing the currently dilapidated theatre which has been an unviable going concern for many years. The commercial space at ground floor will provide revitalised community space that will be available for let. We have been in extensive discussions with contractors and hope to be in a position to deliver the scheme in the near future." The existing building had suffered from neglect and was condemned as hazardous earlier in the year and so demolition is absolutely necessary to ensure the site is safe.