The Icon outlet shopping centre in the o2 remains shut two weeks after a storm damaged parts of the roof.
The shopping centre housed over 60 shops with many retail workers employed under zero hour contracts, and now feeling the squeeze as working hours disappear.
Aerial photographer captured the damage, which hit an area above shops:
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The centre’s owner’s state the shopping centre – which employed hundreds – is closed until further notice.
The centre is located on two floors, though most shops are on the upper floor.
It’s clearly a big job to replace material and while the centre’s roof was approaching its predicted 25 year life span, storm damage has brought forward needed replacement.
The rest of the centre remains open with gigs now back on.