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Colliers Wood: Christchurch road closed after glass fell from Britannia Point

The Merton Council has decided to close the Christchurch Road following the fall of windows from a skyscraper.

A video on social media shows a glass falling from the 12th floor of Britannia Point on Monday.

Since then, locals have found more cracked windows elsewhere in the building.

A set of cracks is opposite the Single Gate Elementary School on Christchurch Road.

Image Credits-Crack facing Ezra Hines / Christchurch Road

The Merton Council has decided to close the street, but access to Singlegate Elementary School and nearby stores will continue to be available.

Parents and children are advised to use the Valley Gardens as an alternative safe route.

Another crack was found in the building facing Colliers Wood High Street.

This is Local London: Image Credits-Crack facing Silvia Sturza / High StreetImage Credits-Silvia Sturza / Cracks Facing High Street

Tomorrow, a full assessment of each pane of glass will take place, and workers will rappel and inspect the glass.

An assessment of the tower structure and fire was also conducted today.

A statement from the Merton Council said: “Today, after discussing with the fire department, police, council, and building management company, we will take more swift precautions to ensure the safety of the residents of Korea’s Wood Tower and its surroundings.

“Today, the structure of the tower and the fire are being evaluated. Tomorrow morning, each window will be rappelled and each glass window will be checked.

“However, until we are satisfied with these findings, we will continue to expand the cordon around the building as a precautionary measure.

“This means that the Christchurch Road is closed.

“Access to Single Gate Elementary School will be maintained, but residents are encouraged to use the Valley Gardens as an alternative safe route.

“Christchurch Road and subway station shops are still accessible.

“Following today’s survey, we will meet again with our partners later tonight and update again as needed.

“We would like to thank the inhabitants for their patience while striving to ensure the safety of all.

In 2009, before the building was renovated, The windows and doors on the first and first floors were boarded and netted to prevent debris from falling. I injured a passerby.

The major renovation of the tower began in 2014 and was redesigned and completed in November 2017 with glass curtains around the building.

We asked Criterion Capital, the owner of Britannia Points, for comment.



Colliers Wood: Christchurch road closed after glass fell from Britannia Point

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