The dealership has a multi-story parking lot located at its rear, which explains why the cars were parked on top of the building. A loud bang could be heard prior to the roof’s failure, prompting the manager to set off the fire alarm and evacuate the employees. About a third of the dealer’s 2,000 sq. ft. roof then came crashing down at 12:20 p.m., bringing 20 cars with it.
“There was a bang, at which point one of the managers set off the fire alarm,” said Jason Cranswick, commercial director for the dealer’s parent company, Jardine Motors Group “It was after everybody was evacuated that the collapse occurred.”
Milton Keynes fire and rescue confirmed there were no injuries in the collapse, and the town’s building control inspectors are currently investigating the incident. There is no word on when the dealer will return to business.