FCL were called out to an emergency inspection at Crystal Palace following the report of a vehicle impact. On arrival it was clear that a car had become wedged into the front façade of a shop and had caused significant structural damage to two shop fronts.

On closer inspection it could be seen that the front elevation could not be considered safe and as such immediate temporary support needed to be provided. However, the car was stuck within the timber façade of one of the shops and had dropped into the basement stair void. This meant that the car could not be removed prior to providing support to the existing building as there was a real risk the disturbance of removing the car could initiate further collapse. The solution was very difficult, as both shops had basements and there was no simple location for temporary props.