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Three Story Town Centre Building Collapses Into Road

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Jan 4th, 2015.

A building has collapsed with an ‘almighty bang’ causing debris to spill over the pavement, road and destroying a street light.

UPDATE: North Wales Police have since released a statement, saying: “Pen-y-Bryn Road at Wrexham will be closed until at least Monday morning (5th of January), between Tenters Square and Chapel Street due to structural damage. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank the public for their patience.”

It is believed the building was due to be demolished next week, however work on taking down the remainder of the building has started with Ann Marie Hall sending us this picture of work taking place tonight:
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Original story below…
Pen y Bryn is closed off from the Albion upwards out of town as a building has collapsed into the road.

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The building on the right as you go up the hill is just past Caldecotts undertakers.

It appears the site is a building part of a demolition site, with it believed it was due to be pulled down next week.

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One person told us they heard an ‘almighty crash’ as it came down around 4:30pm.

Police, fire and the Council are on scene, and the police helicopter is nearby above.

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Another onlooker said there was concerns of further movement, with the fire service and council looking to stabilise the building this evening.

We understand the building was empty and no one was injured – thankfully as the debris has fallen into the road and over the pavement.

It is believed the building was due to be demolished next week, however work on taking down the remainder of the building has started.

Scott Jones sent us this picture of the collapse:
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Adrian Wright has sent us this picture of the building he took last week prior to its collapse:
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