Police have cordoned off a Plymouth road after eight heavy panels forming an exterior wall at Oceana nightclub fell off.
The road at Gashouse Lane next to the Barbican Leisure Park is closed.
Security guards are blocking both ends of the road to pedestrians and traffic.
Eight panels have fallen from the back of the Oceana nightclub.
Firefighters from Greenbank station and police officers were called to the scene at around 7pm last night.
A fireman who was called to the incident said: "We got to Gashouse Lane at around 7.10pm and called the police to come down as the situation was dangerous and precarious. Eight panels, each about 12ft long by 6ft high, had been blown off the side of the building.
"Luckily no one was injured - if anyone had been walking by the building when the panels fell they would have been killed.
"We also found that there were still 12 panels loose right above the fire exits to Oceana and to Vue cinema. At one point we thought we were going to have to evacuate 2,500 people from the cinema. But we didn't. Vue called in more staff to stand at the fire exits in certain screens. And Oceana had to close their back bar last night."
It is believed repair work will be undertaken today.