Two Georgian four-storey Chelsea town houses collapse under redevelopment

Two four-storey town houses worth millions of pounds have collapsed in west London while being redeveloped.

The BBC writes:

A 25m (82ft) cordon was put in place and about 40 people had to leave nearby properties in Durham Place, Chelsea, while drone teams and police dogs searched the rubble.

Emergency crews were called at 23:35 GMT on Monday after the buildings, which were being redeveloped, fell in.

No injuries have been reported…

The collapsed buildings form part of a terrace that was built in the late 1700s, opposite land owned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea – the home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

A seven-bedroom house in the block sold for £16m last year…

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