'Dangerous building' forces closure of major city street

Glasgow City Council said Bridge Street is shut from Oxford Street to Norfolk street due to the situation.

A major street in Glasgow has been closed off due to a “dangerous” building.

A traffic information bulletin was issued on behalf of the city council shortly after 8pm on Wednesday.

The council’s Building Standards team received reports of “significant movement” in the front of the building at 37 Bridge Street.

Reports also said that the roof of the building had collapsed inward.

Bridge Street, south of the city centre, is shut between Oxford Street to Norfolk Street due to danger.

The east footpath is also closed to pedestrians, however, the west footpath remains open.

Drivers have been warned to expect delays in the area, particularly during peak times.

Updates will be issued when more information on the building is known, the council’s Traffcom department said.

A Glasgow council spokesperson said: “Bridge Street is closed between Norfolk Street and Oxford Street due to a dangerous building at 37 Bridge Street.

“The council’s Building Standards team was contacted yesterday afternoon with a report of the roof at the property collapsing inward and significant movement in the front façade.

“The closure of the street – other than the footway on the west side of Bridge Street – is necessary for public safety, and further exploratory works will continue today.”

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