Update on Stoke Newington High Street building collapse - Sunday 29 January

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Stoke Newington High Street remains closed to pedestrians, cyclists and traffic between Tyssen Road and Brooke Road as work continues to make a partially-collapsed building safe. The road is likely to remain closed until at least next weekend.

The Council has used its building control enforcement powers to take control of the work to make the building safe. Our contractors are now working hard to construct a supporting structure that will stabilise the existing scaffold and the building, so that work can then take place to make the site safe.

This is complex work and, while teams are working around the clock, we are not yet able to provide a firm timescale for the work to be completed and the road to reopen.

The 67, 76, 149, and 243 buses continue to be diverted. The 276 is operating on a shorter route ending at Amhurst Road/Hackney Downs station and starting at Hackney Central station. For more details, visit the Transport for London website: https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/status/.  

The following nearby low traffic neighbourhood restrictions are currently suspended:

  • Bouverie Rd
  • Lordship Rd
  • Nevill Rd
  • Oldfield Rd
  • Stoke Newington Church St bus gate
  • Yoakley Rd

The Council's highways team will continue to monitor the situation and work with TfL to make arrangements for transport in the affected area, including reviewing any further changes to diversions and suspensions.

We are supporting affected residents and businesses. The building owner is providing alternative accommodation to those living in the affected building. Council teams are arranging alternative accommodation for residents living in the building opposite who have had to relocate while the works take place. We are aware that some landlords have not been able to arrange alternative accommodation for their tenants and Council officers are working with the landlord to support them.

We would like to thank local residents and businesses, and other people affected by this urgent work, for their patience while the building is made safe. Council teams remain on site to provide support and advice as needed.