London SE1 community website

Air Ambulance lands on Palestra site

London SE1 website team

The Air Ambulance landed on the Palestra site opposite Southwark Station on Wednesday.

<a href=Palestra site">


The emergency services were called to the building site following an accident involving one person.

The controversial Palestra building is due to replace the now demolished Orbit House, housing part of the British Library's India collection, which stood on the corner of Union Street and Blackfriars Road.

<a href=Palestra site">


The Virgin sponsored ambulance landed in a restricted area just inside the fencing. The aircraft took off after 25 minutes again surprising passers-by as it rose above the site hoardings and hovered above Nelson Square.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Archive
News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.