STATEMENT: 1-5 Amhurst Road
A section of Amhurst Road in Hackney has been closed to allow for the demolition of a terrace which has become structurally unsound.
Access to Hackney Central Overground station has also been restricted to pedestrians via the Northern entrance.
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."
Amhurst Road will be closed until further notice between Mare Street and Pembury Junction.
The Overground service will continue to operate at Hackney Central.
Notes for editors
- Eight residents have been evacuated from their homes
- The ground floor of the terrace includes the Cirrik and Raw Duck restaurants
- There are seven residential properties in total in the terrace