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Emergency services are currently on the scene of the incident in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair

Building collapse in Grosvenor Square, London

Building collapse in Grosvenor Square, London

7:38 pm

It is now thought that the man who died today was from Lithuania.

Declan Sherry, chief executive of site contractor McGee, said: At approximately 4pm today, an incident occurred on the construction site at 20 Grosvenor Square which required an ambulance to be called for two workers who were taken to hospital.

McGee, the contractor responsible for the site, is liaising with the workers’ families. We cannot, therefore, release any further details at this time.
7:38 pm

It is now thought that the man who died today was from Lithuania.

Declan Sherry, chief executive of site contractor McGee, said: At approximately 4pm today, an incident occurred on the construction site at 20 Grosvenor Square which required an ambulance to be called for two workers who were taken to hospital.

McGee, the contractor responsible for the site, is liaising with the workers’ families. We cannot, therefore, release any further details at this time.
7:35 pm

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: We were called at 3.43pm to Grosvenor Square to reports of an incident. We sent London Air Ambulance, three of our ambulance crews, three responders in cars, our hazardous area response team and two officers.

Sadly one person, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor from the air ambulance. We treated a second patient, a man, for minor injuries and took him to University College Hospital.

The Health and Safety Executive confirmed that it is investigating what happened.
7:35 pm

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: We were called at 3.43pm to Grosvenor Square to reports of an incident. We sent London Air Ambulance, three of our ambulance crews, three responders in cars, our hazardous area response team and two officers.

Sadly one person, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor from the air ambulance. We treated a second patient, a man, for minor injuries and took him to University College Hospital.

The Health and Safety Executive confirmed that it is investigating what happened.
7:12 pm

Eyewitnesses said about 20 construction workers could be seen following the accident gathered in the centre of the square.

They were all being spoken to by a manager and were no doubt sent home to be with their loved-ones.

The roads around the building remain closed while police investigate the scene.
7:12 pm

Eyewitnesses said about 20 construction workers could be seen following the accident gathered in the centre of the square.

They were all being spoken to by a manager and were no doubt sent home to be with their loved-ones.

The roads around the building remain closed while police investigate the scene.
6:53 pm

It has now been confirmed that the building is 20 Grosvenor Square.

It was being redeveloped into residential accommodation as part of a £250 million renovation.

It is a former US naval headquarters, yards from the US Embassy, and was  originally built as flats in the 1930s.

The building has been vacant since 2007.
6:42 pm

This map gives you an idea of where Grosvenor Square is in London.

It is in Mayfair and very close to Hyde Park.

The second man who received injuries has been taken to University College Hospital.

6:25 pm

The property which collapsed is a former U.S. Navy building.

It is now believed that a mini-digger fell down from the second floor of the building, Mail Online reported.

It is not yet known if the man who died was on the first floor when it fell or if he was driving the digger.
6:16 pm

This is the first picture to emerge from the scene.

A building with scaffolding can be seen on the right.

Obviously, police have closed off the roads surrounding the area.

This is one of the UK’s most expensive areas for property, with many high profile names and businesses in the area.
6:11 pm

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s offices are at 9 Grosvenor Square.

This is a picture of his headquarters, which is close to today’s building collapse.

We will have some scene pictures with you shortly.
5:57 pm

We have unconfirmed reports that the building which collapsed was 20 Grosvenor Square.

This building was being redeveloped into potentially some of the most expensive apartments in London.

Recent pictures show the building with scaffolding outside.
5:53 pm

Receptionist Salima Cherrad, 26, said she saw construction workers coming out of a building that had scaffolding up.

She said: We saw a helicopter here in Grosvenor Square and we assumed it was something that happened with the guys and the scaffolding.

There were lots of them who came out of the building at the same time and they were all gathering at one spot in the square.
5:47 pm

Grosvenor Square is home to the headquarters of Tony Blair’s myriad of companies and charities.

It is also close to the American Embassy.

The Metropolitan Police is advising motorists to avoid the area.

5:37 pm

Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog.

One person has been killed and another left injured after a building collapsed in Grosvenor Square in central London.

Police were called to the site 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.
6:53 pm

It has now been confirmed that the building is 20 Grosvenor Square.

It was being redeveloped into residential accommodation as part of a £250 million renovation.

It is a former US naval headquarters, yards from the US Embassy, and was  originally built as flats in the 1930s.

The building has been vacant since 2007.
6:42 pm

This map gives you an idea of where Grosvenor Square is in London.

It is in Mayfair and very close to Hyde Park.

The second man who received injuries has been taken to University College Hospital.

6:25 pm

The property which collapsed is a former U.S. Navy building.

It is now believed that a mini-digger fell down from the second floor of the building, Mail Online reported.

It is not yet known if the man who died was on the first floor when it fell or if he was driving the digger.
6:16 pm

This is the first picture to emerge from the scene.

A building with scaffolding can be seen on the right.

Obviously, police have closed off the roads surrounding the area.

This is one of the UK’s most expensive areas for property, with many high profile names and businesses in the area.
6:11 pm

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s offices are at 9 Grosvenor Square.

This is a picture of his headquarters, which is close to today’s building collapse.

We will have some scene pictures with you shortly.
5:57 pm

We have unconfirmed reports that the building which collapsed was 20 Grosvenor Square.

This building was being redeveloped into potentially some of the most expensive apartments in London.

Recent pictures show the building with scaffolding outside.
5:53 pm

Receptionist Salima Cherrad, 26, said she saw construction workers coming out of a building that had scaffolding up.

She said: We saw a helicopter here in Grosvenor Square and we assumed it was something that happened with the guys and the scaffolding.

There were lots of them who came out of the building at the same time and they were all gathering at one spot in the square.
5:47 pm

Grosvenor Square is home to the headquarters of Tony Blair’s myriad of companies and charities.

It is also close to the American Embassy.

The Metropolitan Police is advising motorists to avoid the area.

5:37 pm

Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog.

One person has been killed and another left injured after a building collapsed in Grosvenor Square in central London.

Police were called to the site 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.

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