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INCIDENT: UPDATE ON ILFORD BUILDING COLLAPSE

Contractor reports that site now safe and HSE investigation commenced

Hertfordshire contractor Ashe Construction Ltd has provided an update on the structural collapse at City Gates Church in Ilford.

Ashe state that:

“following the collapse of our building, City Gates, at Clements Road, Ilford, yesterday afternoon, we can confirm that there were no casualties. An Ashe rapid response team visited the scene and assisted the emergency services in securing the site last night. A 60m exclusion zone has been put into place.

The site has now been handed back to us by members of the emergency services, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and forensic experts will start investigations into how and why the collapse occurred.

We can confirm that we do not expect access for the removal of cars from The Britannia car park to be achieved until Monday 6th February. If safety and dismantling works progress better than currently planned this date may move forward.

All progress updates in relation to the Britannia car park situation wil be posted on this website.”

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