One dead as building collapses in London’s Mayfair

Emergency services at the scene of partial building collapse in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, central London.
Emergency services at the scene of partial building collapse in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, central London.
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A BUILDING has partially collapsed in one of London’s most exclusive addresses, leaving one man dead and at least one other person injured.

Police were called to the site in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair at 3.45pm this afternoon where the man, who was working on the site and is believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead.

At least one other person has been hurt and ambulance staff are at the scene, Scotland Yard said.

Officers have asked members of the public to avoid the area, including anyone planning to go to a demonstration nearby at 6pm.

The force said: “Police are advising motorists and the public to avoid the Grosvenor Square area following a partial building collapse.

“Police were called at 3.45pm today, Monday, 14 April, to a building site on Grosvenor Square. Officers, London Ambulance Service, London’s Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade are in attendance.

“A man, believed to be in his early 30s, who was working on the site was pronounced dead at the scene. At least one other person has been injured.

“The Health and Safety Executive has been informed. Road closures remain in place.

“Officers are also advising anyone who was planning to attend a demonstration in the area from 1800hrs today that it may not be possible to attend the approved location.”

The site’s address is 20 Grosvenor Square, which is being redeveloped into residential accommodation as part of a £250 million renovation.

It is a former US naval headquarters and is yards from the US Embassy.