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    COLLAPSED CAR PARK WAS UNDER REPAIR

    Rusted steel supports triggered collapse of fascia and floor

    The BBC has reported that the owners a multi storey car park in Nottingham which partially collapsed leaving vehicles cars hanging from the structure was “caused by rusted steel supports”.

    The incident involved the NCP Nottingham City Car Park in Cumberland Place in August 2017. The front fascia of the 500 space car park and parts of the floor fell, blocking the entrance and exit and leaving three vehicles hanging 15m above the ground.

    NCP told the BBC that water had corroded steel reinforcements and that the problem had been identified with repairs in progress at the time of the collapse.

    The car park has now reopened after an investment of £1.9m in repairs and improvements.

    Faults already identified

    NCP Head of Operations, Brian Devonshire told the BBC that work had begun on steel corroded by rainwater adding:

    “You never expect to see something like that happen. Inspections did pick up there was a fault and we had actually started work and it was during those works that the section failed.”

    Nottingham City Council said that NCP has kept the council up to speed with the work and that the authority is “satisfied with the quality and safety of the work.” HSE are continuing their investigation into the collapse.

     

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