Accident took place outside The Corniche on Albert Embankment
A man has died after reportedly being hit by a window that is believed to have fallen from Foster & Partners’ recently completed Corniche flats in central London.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a man was killed after an object apparently fell from the flats on Albert Embankment.
It is currently understood a window fell from the 26-storey residential building.
The mixed-use tower is one of three sister schemes developed by Berkeley Group company St James, with the other two designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners and David Walker Architects.
Berkley’s contracting arm wrapped up work on the Fosters building in summer 2017.
St James said it was working with the police on the investigation. The incident is also being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive
A spokesman for the developer said: “It is with great sadness that we learnt of an incident at our Corniche development on Albert Embankment [yesterday] morning, in which a man suffered fatal injuries.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to his family at this incredibly difficult time. We are investigating this incident as a matter of urgency and working with the emergency services to establish what happened.”
A Foster & Partners spokesperson said: “Our sympathies and condolences are extended to the family following this tragic incident. We await further information.”