One person is injured as front of £7million central London townhouse collapses into the street

One person has been injured after the front of a Grade II-listed townhouse in central London collapsed into the street.

Two fire engines were called to the six-storey property on Queen Anne Street in Marylebone on Wednesday after the first floor balcony partially subsided.

Pictures show some of the brickwork had also tumbled down onto the pavement below, alongside part of the window frame.

The townhouse, dating back to 1774, is constructed of masonry and was once lodged in by French composer Hector Berlioz during his visit to London in 1851.

Pictures show some of the brickwork at the property on Queen Anne Street in Marylebone had also tumbled down onto the pavement below, alongside part of the window frame

Pictures show some of the brickwork at the property on Queen Anne Street in Marylebone had also tumbled down onto the pavement below, alongside part of the window frame

Pictures show some of the brickwork at the property on Queen Anne Street in Marylebone had also tumbled down onto the pavement below, alongside part of the window frame

Two fire engines and police were called to the six-storey property on Queen Anne Street in Marylebone on Wednesday after the first floor balcony partially subsided

Two fire engines and police were called to the six-storey property on Queen Anne Street in Marylebone on Wednesday after the first floor balcony partially subsided

Two fire engines and police were called to the six-storey property on Queen Anne Street in Marylebone on Wednesday after the first floor balcony partially subsided

London Fire Brigade (LFB) reported no injuries but police said ‘one person was treated for an injury’ following the collapse, reports MyLondon.

Townhouses in the area are believed to be worth in the region of £7million, with one terraced property on the same road selling for £8.8million in 2017. 

The average price paid for a flat on the street is £1million and the current average value is £2.4million, according to Zoopla.

A spokesperson for LFB said: ‘Half of the first floor balcony of a mid-terrace property had collapsed, with extensive damage to the façade of the building.

The cause of the collapse remains unknown. 

‘A 50 metre cordon was implemented and adjacent properties were evacuated.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) reported no injuries but police said 'one person was treated for an injury' following the collapse in central London

London Fire Brigade (LFB) reported no injuries but police said 'one person was treated for an injury' following the collapse in central London

London Fire Brigade (LFB) reported no injuries but police said ‘one person was treated for an injury’ following the collapse in central London

The townhouse, dating back to 1774, is constructed of masonry and was once lodged in by French composer Hector Berlioz during his visit to London in 1851

The townhouse, dating back to 1774, is constructed of masonry and was once lodged in by French composer Hector Berlioz during his visit to London in 1851

The townhouse, dating back to 1774, is constructed of masonry and was once lodged in by French composer Hector Berlioz during his visit to London in 1851

‘Fortunately there were no reports of any injuries.’

It added that two fire engines and approximately 10 firefighters attended the scene, leaving at around 1.30pm.

In a statement, the Met said: ‘Police were called by the London Fire Brigade at 10:34hrs on Wednesday, 21 July to reports of a balcony collapse on Queen Anne Street, W1.

‘Emergency services attended. One person was treated for an injury. Road closures are in place.’

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