Stone cladding falls from 10-storey building at Raffles Place

Submitted by Stomper Keith

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The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is investigating an incident where stone cladding fell from a 10-storey building at Raffles Place on Wednesday afternoon (Apr 10).

Stomper Keith alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos he took as he was passing by the scene.

"A slab fell of the building," he said.

"Luckily nobody was injured."

In his photos, a gap can be seen on the outside of the building on one of the higher floors.

The area where the cladding fell is cordoned off.

In response to a Stomp media query, the BCA said it was alerted by the police at about 3.30pm regarding the fallen stone cladding from the building at 3 Raffles Place.

"The building is a 10-storey commercial building built in 1990," a spokesman said.

"There are no reported injuries from this incident.

"BCA engineers arrived on site and observed that two pieces of stone cladding had dislodged and fallen from the building.

"They have assessed that the structural integrity of the building is not affected by the incident.

"As an immediate precautionary measure, the affected area directly below the fallen stone cladding has been cordoned off.

"BCA has instructed the building owner to appoint a Professional Engineer (PE) to investigate into the cause of the incident and inspect the condition of the rest of the stone cladding, as well as to carry out permanent rectification works as recommended by the PE.

"BCA is investigating the incident."

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