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The Dolphin Centre, Poole

The Dolphin Centre was formally known as the Arndale Centre, it opened in 1969 and was inspired by malls in America. The shopping centre was refurbished in 1989 costing £8 million and took on the new name, The Dolphin Centre. it underwent another multi-million refurbishment in 2004 when the whole interior was modernized. Stores currently… Continue reading The Dolphin Centre, Poole

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The Royal Arcade, Boscombe

This Victorian treasure was built by Archibald Beckett in 1892, he also built the surrounding buildings, the Sailsbury Hotel, The Grand Theatre (Now the O2 Academy)  and the Boscombe Chambers, all of which were completed by 1895. The theatre is connected to the Royal Arcade, a balcony in the middle of the space, used to… Continue reading The Royal Arcade, Boscombe