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Slough High Street closed after weather causes part of building to collapse 

Slough High Street closed after weather caused part of building to collapse 

Photo by South Central Ambulance

14.25: The Paradigm Housing group has released the following statement:

"We are working with the local authority and emergency services to deal with an incident affecting a property we lease in Slough where the roof has blown off.

"Our priority is supporting residents in the 24 flats we lease in this building and we have staff on site to assess their individual needs. We will continue to support them in the coming days.

"Paradigm is not the freeholder of this building and the roof is not part of the property that is leased to us but we are working closely with the local authority to determine next steps."

14.07pm: The council will launch an investigation into the incident. The road will remain closed today. 

A spokesman from Slough Borough Council said: "The High Street remains closed at the eastern end as we continue to ensure the safety of residents, businesses, and buildings with specialist officers. After discussions with HSE (Health and Safety Executive), the council has agreed we will be leading the investigation into this incident.

"However our focus remains at present the safety of the area and the dismantling and clearing of the debris. We do not expect the road to open today. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you all for you patience."

10.08Aam: Surveyors remain on the site this morning to check the safety of the building.

Picture by Slough Borough Council 

UPDATE: 9.25am

Firefighters used a snake eye camera to check nobody had been trapped underneath the collapsed roof in Slough High Street last night.

Crews from Slough, Langley and a specialist appliance from Reading were called to the scene at the eastern end of the High Street just before 6pm.

After checks confirmed nobody was stuck underneath the large metal structure, firefighters worked alongside police to ensure the scene was safe in case of falling debris.

They remained there for about two hours.

UPDATE: Wednesday, January 15. 8.49am. 

The eastern side of the High Street will remain closed this morning to facilitate with the investigation and ensure safety as the debris is removed.

Paradigm Housing said it is aware of the incident affecting the property and have staff on the site. Any residents that need support or help have been asked to call 0300 303 1010. 

UPDATE 9.30pm:

The High Street in the area will remain closed to traffic and pedestrians tonight and into tomorrow. 

The roof of a building has collapsed in Slough High Street this evening (Tuesday). 

Part of Slough High Street is currently closed and police officers are on the scene.

Officers believe that part of the building collapsed due to weather conditions.

(Picture by Namira Hussain) 

Police do not believe anyone has been seriously injured and are working with emergency services to make the scene safe.

TVP Slough tweeted: "The road is closed and people are advised to avoid the area. Thank you to everyone for their ongoing patience while we deal with the incident."

A spokesman from Slough Borough Council confirmed on Twitter that specialist officers are on route to assist emergency services.

People have been asked to avoid the area.

South Central Ambulance said final checks were being taken to confirm no one is under the debris.

Updates to follow. 

Reporter David Lee is on the scene.

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  • Stranger

    01:47, 15 January 2020

    What a dump. But there are poetry workshops now! Something to celebrate for Swindlehurst and the fraudulent-postal-vote Labour Mafia and co., eh. Here are some businesses that left Slough high street before it literally collapsed (my apologies if I missed any): Marks and Spencer, Games Workshop, Whittard, Argos, Waterstones, Pizza Hut, River Island, Top Man, Ciro Citterio, Clarks, HMV, Top Shop/Top Man, Dixons, Currys. More to come, including any that are still there.



  • Stranger

    01:41, 15 January 2020

    What does it matter? There are pop-up businesses and pound shops and gambling dens and payday loan shops and craft shops in Slough high street now! Who needs roofs, eh.



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