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Second roof collapse at Factory Manchester

The British nightclub, located in the former Factory Records offices, says no one was hurt in its second roof collapse in three years

By IQ on 13 Feb 2017

Clubbers at the Factory in Manchester – a 7,000-cap. venue in the former offices of legendary UK indie label Factory Records – were forced to hold up the ceiling after it collapsed at a student event yesterday.

Speaking to student paper The Tab, Salford University student Tom Foster (who also took the photo featured on the homepage) explains: “It was definitely the strangest experience I’ve had on a night out. The room was absolutely packed and I was looking at the ceiling and it just fell out – the glass LED light strips all smashed into everyone, and then they seemed to be holding up half a room’s worth of ceiling board.”

“There is no structural issue, so we need to investigate with contractors how this reoccurred”

A statement from the Factory, owned and operated by Aaron Mellor’s Tokyo Industries, says no one was hurt in the incident, the cause of which is being investigated. It says: “A section of plasterboard came loose from the first floor. At this stage we are uncertain how or why.

“No one was hurt, and the club was evacuated purely as a precaution – there is no structural issue, so we now need to investigate with contractors how this re-occurred.”

Seven people were injured in a similar incident at the Factory in February 2014.


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