Council secures roof of collapsed flat in Uxbridge Road

Here is the dramatic moment that high winds caused a roof to collapse in Shepherds Bush, sending bricks and debris falling three stories to the pavement.

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Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt when the building in Uxbridge Road caved in on Saturday afternoon (5 December), as large pieces of masonry from the terraced home came crashing down between pedestrians.

As the owners of the property were overseas at the time, Hammersmith & Fulham Council quickly called in its emergency dangerous structures contractor to clear the debris and secure the building.

The building is currently undergoing renovation works by the owners to include a loft conversion and three flats.

This work is being overseen by a private building control company – not the council’s building control team.

There is no further immediate danger to the public, the Health and Safety Executive have been informed of the incident and the road and pavement have been re-opened.

If you are carrying out building works which require approval under Building Regulations and want expert advice from the council’s building control team, call 020 8753 3387 or online here.