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Alert after glass falls from AHMM tower

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An investigation has been launched after a large pane of glass crashed to the ground from a near-complete AHMM office tower in central London

The incident occurred at the 19-storey 240 Blackfriars building, in Blackfriars Road, Southwark, which was constructed by Mace and is currently being fitted out for occupation.

Eyewitnesses said a large pane of glass fell several storeys to the ground on Tuesday afternoon, but no-one was believed to have been injured. 

The 21,000m2 building was designed for Great Portland Estates (GPE) and is now being marketed by the Great Ropemaker Partnership, a joint venture between GPE and the BP Pension Fund.

A statement from Mace said the firm was ‘working closely with Great Portland Estates on this issue’.

AHMM describes the building as a parallelogram extruded 90m upwards ‘to form a sharp-edged crystalline volume, which is then cut away to respond to context’.

Particular contexts are the nearby Ludgate House office building and an ‘orientation’ towards the Thames.

Parts of the building were opened to the public for last month’s Open House London weekend.

240 Blackfriars

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ 240 Blackfriars building, in Blackfriars Road, Southwark.

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