Safety checks for AFL’s Alexandra Tower as cladding 'shatters'
AFL’s Alexandra Tower in Liverpool is to be assessed for safety after a 100 kilo glass window pane fell 21m from the building
A Liverpool City Council spokesman confirmed that the site was ‘made safe’ after glass fell from the 88m-high, 27-storey building on the city’s waterfront. No-one was injured following the incident on Monday afternoon (8 March) which, according to local reports, sent shards across a 10m area and led to a road closure.
The council have now issued a Section 77 ‘dangerous building’ notice and have instructed Thompson and Moulton, the building’s management agents, to ‘have every single panel on the building assessed.’
An authority spokesman told local press: ‘Our building control team have removed the broken panel and have asked the management company to survey the rest of them as a matter of urgency and report back to us on their findings.’
The cause of the accident remains unknown, although some members of the public have blamed the weather - suggesting that a dramatic change in temperature may have led to the glass shattering.
AFL declined to comment.
Backed by developers Millenium Estates, the £25 million residential tower completed in 2008.