Wednesday 31 January 2018 1.39pm
They don't technically need permission to knock down the existing buildings (as they are not listed or located in a conservation area) but in reality it's unlikely they will shut the centre until the new development is fully signed and sealed.
Also the bingo hall has a lease that has quite a long time to run. They will either need to do a deal with the owner, or the council will need to obtain a compulsory purchase order.
If the planning process runs very smoothly from this point onwards I guess it's possible the centre could close towards the end of this year, but I wouldn't necessarily put money on it.