Portsmouth road to remain shut after lifting platform on tower block detaches

A ROAD in the city centre of Portsmouth will be closed for the rest of the day after a building site lifting platform became '˜partially detached'.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 4:25 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:49 pm
The 'partially detached' lift in Station Street, Portsmouth. Picture: Portsmouth Roads on Twitter

Station Street was shut off as a ‘precautionary measure’ yesterday evening, following the incident at the 23-storey Crown Place student accommodation tower, which is currently under construction.

Originally, it was expected for the road to be closed for a few hours but it is now expected to remain shut for the rest of today.

Vehicles are being diverted via Isambard Brunel Road.

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Osborne, the construction firm responsible for the site, said in a statement: ‘We are aware of an issue at Portsmouth One. No-one has been injured.

‘It is too early to comment, but we are currently investigating alongside other agencies to establish exactly what has happened.’