DEMOLITION work has finally begun at The Millendreath Project near Looe which was initially scheduled for April.
Diggers moved in to knock down the derelict pub and shop, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the holiday village. The adjacent club will also be flattened, opening the way for waterside holiday homes.
Rick Gibbs, managing director of The Millendreath Project, said: "The project team and residents alike are delighted that works have begun, albeit with a tinge of nostalgia for memories of childhood holidays in this once thriving resort, where this building played a major part.
"We are now looking forward to bringing a new life to the valley with a wide range of new facilities to serve a larger resort community."
Developer Espalier is to submit a detailed planning application for holiday homes with views across the beach and bay. It hopes to erect an iconic resort facilities building and contemporary hillside homes with views of Looe Island.