Premier Inn bosses promise ‘thorough investigation’ after shocking wall collapse

Bricks have fallen from the wall of Premier Inn, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-160802-171232001
Bricks have fallen from the wall of Premier Inn, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-160802-171232001

The bosses of a hotel which was evacuated after part of a wall collapsed yesterday (Monday, February 8) have vowed to conduct a ‘thorough investigation’.

A car was crushed after bricks fell from the wall of the back of the Premier Inn, on Terminus Road, shortly after 4pm.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service firefighters rushed to the scene and closed Trinity Place while they made the area safe.

The road was closed for some time and the hotel was evacuated. Guests have been relocated at other hotels around Eastbourne.

A Premier Inn spokesperson said, “We can confirm that the fire brigade were called following some damage to an exterior wall at our Eastbourne city centre hotel.

“No one was injured and all guests have been moved to nearby hotels with our team members offering them every possible assistance.

“A thorough investigation will be undertaken, however our current priority is to ensure the welfare of our guests and team members.”

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