Dangerous terrace evacuated
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government
A section of a structurally unsound London terrace has been evacuated in preparation for its demolition.
Amhurst Road in Hackney will be closed between Mare Street and Pembury Junction until further notice.
Access to Hackney Central Overground station has also been restricted to pedestrians via the northern entrance.
In total eight residents have been removed from the terrace.
A council spokesperson said: "Hackney Council has arranged for the urgent controlled demolition of 1-5 Amhurst Road following reports that the building has become structurally unsound and posed an immediate risk to public safety.
"The council was informed of damage to the building following calls from members of the public to London Fire Brigade.
"Residents of the terrace have been evacuated and Amhurst Road remains partially closed while works to safely demolish the building continue. An investigation into the cause is underway."