Second roof collapse at Factory Manchester
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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