Vehicles left dangling after UK car park collapse

Structural engineers have been called in to investigate after part of a car park collapsed in the UK city of Nottingham, leaving vehicles dangling over the edge of the building.

The front wall of the NCP Nottingham City car park in Cumberland Place fell away just after 4am on 19 August, blocking the entrance and exit to the car park.

Three vehicles were left hanging over the edge of car park from a floor roughly 50 feet above the ground. They have since been removed.

Nobody was injured in the incident and the car park has now been closed pending the structural engineers’ report into the partial collapse.

A spokesman for NCP, which manages the car park, said: "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 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."

Image: Three vehicles were left hanging over the edge of car park (Nottingham Police)

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  1. Building as this might have suffered such a collapse, which might be due to certain causes, arising from the ground movement or earthovent or either due to share weight of the loadings on that particular section of the car park, but then with more closer observation by the structural engineer, then they will be able to say cogently what has resulted to this sort of collapse.

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