Cars left dangling after multi-storey car park collapses in Nottingham

No one was injured but road closures are in place

Harry Cockburn
Saturday 19 August 2017 22:32 BST
The NCP Nottingham City car park after a wall collapsed leaving vehicles hanging in mid-air
The NCP Nottingham City car park after a wall collapsed leaving vehicles hanging in mid-air (PA)

Cars were left dangling out of the side of a multi-storey car park in Nottingham after one of the exterior walls collapsed.

The collapse happened overnight when part of a wall came away from the building at the NCP Nottingham City car park in Cumberland place at about 4am.

No one was injured and NCP said no cars have been damaged as a result of the incident.

However photographs show one vehicle with both its rear wheels hanging over the edge and resting on its running boards.

A Nottingham Police spokesman said the wall “fell off” and road closures are in place.

Structural engineers are at the scene assessing the remaining structure.

A spokesman for NCP said: “An incident has occurred during the night at our Nottingham City car park, where a part of the front facia of the building has fallen and is blocking the entrance/exit of the car park.

“No one has been injured and no vehicle has been damaged. The fire service and police are working with NCP and the site remains closed until it is safe to re-open.

“We apologise profusely for any inconvenience this has caused to our customers parked with us, and to customers arriving to park with us today.

“We have staff on site who are communicating and helping any customers who have cars inside the building.

“We have structural engineers on site also and are working with the relevant parties to make sure that the car park will re-open only when it is safe to do so.”

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