Storm Dudley damage Bristol: Glass falls from top of Radisson Blu hotel in high winds

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The main entrance to Radisson Blu hotel in the city centre is closed due to the damage

A hotel in Bristol city centre was damaged in strong winds during Storm Dudley last night - with a cordon still up at the scene today.

Parts of a glass panel fell from close to the top of Radisson Blu hotel in Broad Quay shortly before 9pm last night.

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This morning, the main entrance to the hotel was closed while damage at the top of the high building could be seen.

Fortunately, no-one was hurt.

Damage (circled) to the top of Radisson Blu hotel in Bristol city centreDamage (circled) to the top of Radisson Blu hotel in Bristol city centre
Damage (circled) to the top of Radisson Blu hotel in Bristol city centre | BristolWorld

A large cordon is up around Broad Quay at the base of the hotel.

Present at the site was Avon Fire and Rescue along with an urban search and rescue team, which had members abseil down the building to carry out repairs and make it safe.

A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Recue said: “We were called back to the scene at 07:52 this morning (17 February) following a multi agency meeting.

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“Firefighters from Temple Fire Station and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams from Hicks Gate Fire Station attended the scene to remove debris which had not fallen to remove any further hazards.

“All crews had left the scene by 11:34am.”

Cordon up around Radisson Blu hotel in Broad Quay this morning (February 17)Cordon up around Radisson Blu hotel in Broad Quay this morning (February 17)
Cordon up around Radisson Blu hotel in Broad Quay this morning (February 17) | BristolWorld

A police officer at the scene told our video journalist that it was glass which came down from the top of the building last night.

People visiting the hotel can still go inside via the Marsh Street entrance.

A spokesperson for Radisson Blu Bristol said: “We are aware of the incident that took place last night and we are working closely with the local authorities to respond to the matter.

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“The safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees remains our utmost priority.”

Due to the closure of Broad Quay, First Bus has said all services which terminate at the hotel are finishing at Rupert Street, before resuming on Nelson Street - they are services 6, 7, 36, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 70.

Other services from Rupert Street will go via Nelson Street - they are services 23, 24, 71, 73, 75, 76, 90 and 93.

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