One of Bingley's landmarks was disappearing piece by piece today.

The main section of the former Bradford & Bingley headquarters in Main Street, which has dominated the landscape of the town for nearly 40 years, is being pulled down.

The infamous building, constructed in 1975, was designed by architects at Bradford firm John Bruntons, who were inspired by the nearby Five Rise Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Due to the terrain, the architects were compelled to design a multi-deck structure which in its prime housed about 3,000 building society staff.

But the look of the building divided opinion throughout its lifetime and it once famously appeared on Prince Charles’s list of architectural ‘carbuncles’.