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Former Coop building in Nuneaton

Published on Wednesday, 7th August 2019

This morning some debris from the former Coop building in Abbey Street fell onto the scaffolding, which caused it to collapse against the building.

We confirm that no-one has been hurt in this incident. Any debris that fell was contained by the safety exclusion zone – this was in place around the building and staffed by employees of the demolition contractor to prevent any public access to it.

Council senior managers and the building control surveyor were on site almost immediately. The emergency services left the site some time ago, although some police remained in attendance to manage public exclusion until more substantial barriers were put in place. Our initial assessment suggests that the part of the building we plan to retain is unaffected by the incident. Officers continue to assess the situation and we’ll report again once we have further information.