Cranes called in to recover hanging platform in Portsmouth

major portsmouth road to remain closed after platform left hanging mid air from building

UPDATE: Station Street is likely to remain CLOSED until Thurs morning 28th June whilst specialists cranes are brought in to recover the platform lift. Local diversions will remain in place.

A lifting platform attached to the side of new tower currently under construction has become partially detached. Fire Crew where called as it was thought that the platform may fall. Council contractors Colas have closed the road as a precautionary measure. The closure is Station Street at junction with Commercial Road. Vehicles are being diverting via Isambard Brunel Road.