THE demolition programme at a former town centre car dealership site has taken another leap forward.

Workers began to knock down the Williams BMW building in Bradshawgate in mid-February.

Now bulldozers have moved in to tear down a series of buildings at the Manchester Road end of the site.

There are currently no detailed plans for what private sector investor Empire Property Concepts intends for the home of the two Williams buildings, although The Bolton News understand that it will form part of the £1bn town centre masterplan.

There is currently an expected finish date of Friday May 31, although this could change.

The building has been empty for around 10 years after its original owners, Williams of Bolton, relocated to the home of Bolton’s former greyhound track in Raikes Lane.