UPDATE: One injured after Ilford Christian centre collapses

17:23 31 January 2012

The building collapsed at around 4.30pm on Tuesday of last week

The building collapsed at around 4.30pm on Tuesday of last week


Just the “iron girders” of a Christian centre remain after it dramatically collapsed in Ilford Town Centre today.

One person is being treated at the scene, while the whole of Clements Road, Ilford has been evacuated.

The five-storey City Gates Christian centre, in Clements Road, was under construction.

According to an eyewitness, debris fell close to Redbridge Town Hall and in its car park.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said six fire crews and three fire rescue units are at the scene after the metal framework of the structure collapsed.

A topping out ceremony for the building was held on Wednesday.

Have you witnessed what is happening in Clements Road? Do you have pictures from the scene? Call us on 020 8477 3806, email zjan.shirinian@archant.co.uk or Tweet us @ilfordrecorder.

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