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i passed through perry barr again yesterday and its hard to see how the area will be finished in time but time will tell...also noticed that the pub the 7th trap was in the middle of demolition
I love the sentiment that the design is based on the roads and waterways of Brum. Maybe Mikejee can add them to his maps...joke!The article does say that they have been designed by three students from Birmingham School of Jewellery and made by a firm based in the city's Jewellery Quarter.
The Decision to scrap the athletes village was made in 2020 as far as I knew. Housing is still being built and continued for local residents.john i travel through perry barr quite a lot and i am pretty certain work was continuing on the athletes village for most of the pandemic....my feeling is its just an excuse for running behind time and of course it has all gone massively over budget....
Thanks Rosie, it looks a fabulous pool. Be interesting to see how the public transport works out when the Games are a memory and people want to take their kids to the pool. I was fortunate in having Thimblemill Baths at the bottom of my road. I see they and Langley will close. Of course the purpose of this Aquatic Centre is an elite swimming venue and I can see that athletes will be able to train and compete there in future years. What they call Legacy though is more imponderable.I have just discovered that there is no proper car park at Sandwell Aquatic Centre. Everyone will be expected to walk, cycle or go by bus. (Good luck with that!!) Parking restrictions will be in place for residents too. There will be selected coach access.
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