A HUGE crane has been grabbing the attention of shoppers in Worcester city centre this weekend. 

The crane is at the old Images nightclub in The Butts, where work is continuing to turn it into housing.

There is scaffolding around the former nightclub, and the large crane was spotted being turned at one point.

Thorneloe Developments is transforming the site into an 83-bed purpose-built student accommodation site.

Built back in 1870 the building ceased operating as a nightclub in 2012, when Funk closed down.

An original 112-bed plan was altered to a 110-bed nine-storey plan to make the accommodation building the same height as The Hive. A subsequent plan asked for permission to build a 100-bed building but this was soon reduced to 89 beds before finally settling on an 83-bed building.

Worcester News:

In 2014, the city council's licensing sub-committee gave the green light to the site becoming a club named Mamma Jammas, aimed at over 30s, despite fierce opposition from West Mercia Police who believed the venue would increase crime in the area.

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But the plans never came to fruition and the eyesore building remained derelict in the years after. 

Worcester News:

Thorneloe Developments has previously earmarked "early 2023" as the date when work will be completed.