Two injured after scaffolding collapses at Ardmore site in London

Two construction workers have been seriously injured following a scaffolding collapse at Ardmore’s £155million project at Hammersmith Town Hall in west London.

The incident, which happened on Wednesday afternoon, saw police and firefighters rush to the scene on King Street, accompanied by an air ambulance, after much of the scaffolding.

According to the Met Police, the injuries are considered not to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for Hammersmith & Fulham council confirmed the collapse happened on the site of the borough’s new civic campus, which is being delivered by Ardmore in a joint venture with the council.

A spokesperson for Ardmore said it was cooperating fully with the relevant authorities, but had no further comment on the incident at this time.

London Fire Brigade said: ‘Firefighters were called in to help London Ambulance Service crews after scaffolding collapsed on a building in King Street in Hammersmith. Two men were taken to hospital by teams from the London Ambulance Service.

“The brigade was called at 5.42pm and the incident was over for firefighters by 6.32pm. Two fire engines from Hammersmith fire station, a turntable ladder from Paddington fire station and a rescue unit in fire cases from Chelsea Fire Station attended the scene.

According to Ardmore, the refurbishment of Hammersmith Town Hall will see the existing Grade II listed building extended to provide over 15,000 square meters of state-of-the-art office and public space, as well as 204 new homes and more of 10,000 square meters. of commercial space.

In a statement, Hammersmith & Fulham council said: ‘We are sorry to report that there has been an accident at the Civic Campus construction site. The site is currently not under the control of H&F (it is managed and operated by the construction company), so it is difficult to glean exact information.

“We understand that there are currently two injured. London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade are at the scene. Road closures are in place along King Street.

“Our thoughts are with the injured, their colleagues, friends and family. Further updates will follow.

Alice F. Ponder