The Jurassic Skyline is coming down

The Jurassic Skyline is coming down

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:28am 13th November 2019. (Updated at 11:12am 13th November 2019)

Work will start today (Wednesday 13 November) on taking down the Jurassic Skyline in Weymouth.

Specialist contractors will initially take down the tower structure, which has been sold and is being relocated.

The rest of the site will be cleared and restored to its original condition to be suitable for use as a car park.

In a statement issued to Wessex FM Merlin Entertainments said:

"In agreement with Dorset Council the electrical sub-station that forms part of the site will remain in place for use in future developments.

"The peninsula will remain open throughout the works with alternative pedestrian access in place where necessary." 

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The Jurassic Skyline was opened in 2012 as a temporary attraction.

Merlin Entertainments say since then its attracted almost 750,000 visitors, but volume numbers have declined in recent years.

They say closing the Skyline was an 'enormously tough decision' reached with a 'heavy heart.'

"We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our staff who have shown amazing commitment and team work over the years.

"We also want to thank all our wonderful guests for their support."