Work to flatten the land began in the summer and it was finished last month.
And while the site on Mount Pleasant and Church Road has been left tidy and boarded up, the pigeons which roosted in the buildings have moved next door to the Pitcher & Piano bar and the Wellington Gate offices.
The ABC cinema has stood empty since it closed in 2000.
Rosemary Ehrler, who is building manager at office building Wellington Gate, told the Courier: “The birds migrated to every other building around. My opinion is they should have been culled before they pulled the building down.
“The problem is now we have a situation where the front of our building is getting covered in pigeon faeces and we have had to call in pest control at our own expense. We are a seven storey building and pest control are coming in next week to remove the mess.
“The whole building will have to be cleaned and they are going to put up something to stop the pigeons landing on the building.
“It’s a fairly expensive business. It’s in the thousands. Then the pigeons will just move on to another building.” said Mrs Ehrler.
She said the pigeon problem started as soon as the cinema was demolished.
“There aren’t hundreds of birds but it’s a fairly large flock and it doesn’t take many to create a mess. They tend to like the ledges on the front of the building and the mess spreads down the front of the building and on the windows. I know Pitcher & Piano had their pest control, so they’ve spent moneytoo,” she added.
At the Pitcher & Piano next door in Church Road, supervisor Liam Turner said: “It was when they knocked down the actual cinema. They were nesting in there and as soon as they started work they were everywhere. There must be hundreds of them.”
Mr Turner said the alleyway at the side of his building was a fire escape and it was “very, very messy because of the pigeons” and that the birds were nesting on top of their coolant fans.
He added: “It’s causing us hassle. It will cost a lot of money to get the problem solved. The company has to do it regardless. Our building is quite inaccessible so we’re trying to come up with a plan to get rid of them. We’d need a lot of netting. It’s such a big job, they need to pick the right time.”
Mr Turner said he had had to jetwash the delivery area because the delivery man had complained about it. Even the Town Hall was affected by the displaced pigeons.
A council spokesman said: “There are pigeon deterrents on the Town Hall including some replica owls looking down from the roof. We did see an increase in birds after the cinema came down and installed some additional deterrents which seem to have worked.”
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