An iconic building in Bracknell that is meant to have been demolished is still standing.

The town’s Bentalls building was meant to be demolished earlier this year to make way for the next phase of The Lexicon regeneration project.

The regeneration project has exciting plans for a project called The Deck, which involves building a leisure destination linking Princess Square to The Lexicon.

READ MORE: Everything we know so far about 'The Deck' regeneration project

The Bentalls building was meant to have been flattened in May, but it is still standing proud.

The demolition of Bentalls set to begin in February, with the site then being turned over to developers this month (June).

Technical issues have been blamed for the delay.

Rob Morris, general manager of The Lexicon, said: “There has been some delay to the original timescale for demolition of the Bentall’s unit due to technical issues relating to certain parts of the building structure. This has resulted in some changes to the original programme but the work is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.”

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What the Bentalls building used to look like. It will disappear forever 'by the end of summer' according to planners. 

Photos taken this month show the building with Erith safety hoardings and construction vehicles on top of Bentalls.

Back in February, there was a delay over the planning permission to demolish Bentalls due to highways concerns and the conditions imposed on the demolition. The conditions for the demolition were approved by the council’s planning department on Monday, March 8.

Last year,  developers Bracknell Regeneration Partnership received £900,000 in funding to demolish the building, following funding difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bentalls department store was closed in September 2017 after its owning company Fenwick opened its own department store in The Lexicon.