Emergency road closure in Manchester city center due to ‘unsafe building’ as leaning wall collapses to ground

An emergency road closure in Manchester city center due to an ‘unsafe building’. Lever Street, in the Northern Quarter, has been cordoned off with building control officers in attendance monitoring the situation.

The top floor of part of a building behind the Bem Brasil restaurant was photographed tilting, with bricks and scaffolding falling to the ground.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) staff are currently at the scene with the one-way street completely blocked as the situation is assessed.

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Pictures taken on Wednesday (May 15) show what appear to be bricks and parts of scaffolding on the ground after falling from the building behind a laneway on Little Lever Street.

Bricks and scaffolding appear to have collapsed to the ground

Lever Street remains closed from the A62 Great Ancoats Street to Houldsworth Street. The emergency closure meant that buses running on Lever Street had to be diverted.

Lever Street is closed by construction officials

Manchester City Council has been contacted for more details on the situation.