IT was one of Southampton’s biggest attractions – but now it's a building site.

Opened in 1989, The Bargate Shopping Centre was named after Southampton's prominent Bargate landmark located nearby.

As well as having an eatery and internet café, stores included Quicksilver, Game, Alternate clothing store and Lucky's tattoo parlour.

Crowds once flocked to play games at Sega World, have a ShakeAway or visit one of the many other retailers that called it home.

Facing fierce competition from Westquay and The Marlands, Bargate Shopping Centre soon emptied of shoppers and consequently traders vacated the units.

Although all shops had been vacated by mid-April 2013, demolition work didn't begin on the centre until November 24, 2017.

Work continues to this day with the plan being to replace the centre with a pedestrianised street as part of a larger redevelopment in the surrounding area.