The tower crane has been delivered and assembled at the Collin Street side of the Broadmarsh shopping centre in Nottingham.
The crane is being assembled over the weekend.
The equipment will carry out phased demolition of the existing structure, followed by the installation of various steelwork, glazing and cladding for features such as the new Lister Gate Square access and the highly anticipated new cinema, The Light.
Collin Street is now closed from the Friar Lane junction with Maid Marian Way to its junction with Middle Hill until 6am on Monday 14 October.
The temporary closure apply to both vehicles and pedestrians, so pedestrian access through intu Broadmarsh’s Collin Street entrance is unavailable during the weekend, reopening on Monday 14 October.
The shopping centre is open and clear diversions are in place for members of the public via Maid Marian Way to Castle Gate. Visitors will then be able to enter the centre via the main Lister Gate doors.
Nottingham City Council has put vehicle diversions in place to keep any highways disruption to a minimum where possible, with advanced notification signage planned for the coming weeks.