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Old August 3rd, 2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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Woodcock St Sports Centre | Woodcock St | Refurbishment | Completed

Woodcock St Sports Centre is being totally refurbished, and apart from the swimming pool and the sports hall, the rest of it is being gutted inside. This is Phase 1.

Phase 2 is an additional two story building to be built on the corner of Woodcock St and Aston st, attached to the current complex, and will provide extra Dance studio etc, but that doesn't seem to be included in this planning app so not sure when that will be done.

Planning App NO: 2010/00245/PA
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Link to Woodcock St refurbishment info on Aston Uni's site:

http://www1.aston.ac.uk/about/campus...ment/woodcock/
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So thats another building site near my work. (practically opposite to were I work). Disruption to Coleshill Street that I wasn't expecting.

Of the many times walking past it, I'm sure I've seen dates saying 1935 or 1925. Also the odd plaque.

The car park isn't being touched is it?
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So thats another building site near my work. (practically opposite to were I work). Disruption to Coleshill Street that I wasn't expecting.

Of the many times walking past it, I'm sure I've seen dates saying 1935 or 1925. Also the odd plaque.

The car park isn't being touched is it?
It's got AD 1925 below the City of Birmingham crest above the main entrance.

The carpark on Coleshill St isn't being touched, but I wouldn't be surprised if part of it is used by the workers etc for this, so will mean even less street parking spaces available.
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Hoardings almost finished on Coleshill Street - not painted yet though.

Facade on Coleshill Street says 1924, while the Woodcock Street facade says 1925.
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Took this shot on the 21st of June 2010 (was looking at the Aston Science Park - Birmingham City Council offices site)

Woodcock Sports Centre is on the left.

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The new hoardings on Coleshill Street

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Was upstairs at work and saw a view of the Woodcock Sports Centre to took a shot with my mobile.

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Started to demolish the plant and storage rooms on the Aston St side, will post a photo later.
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Is a lot of activity going on around Aston Street. Loads of projects.

Too many footpath diversions (having to walk over the grass).
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I've only just realised that these are the old Woodcock Street Baths. They were the second suite of baths built by the council back in the 1800s, and they were mostly rebuilt after World War I.
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It dates from 1924 / 25.
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Yeh that's when re-construction started and they were re-opened on 14 April 1926. The oldest remaining part of the building are the 1902 baths.
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Where about was the 1902 baths?

Walked up Aston Street, and noticed the demolition work going on.
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Where about was the 1902 baths?
I imagine it'll be the taller, large building attached to the back. They built the new parts in 1925 in the same sort of style so the old and the new matched.
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Could the thread title be changed to refurbishment
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Could the thread title be changed to refurbishment
Done.

I'm sure I spelt it right originally, I think I forgot to post the topic, then had to do it again and in the rush spelt it wrongly, that is my excuse anyway
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Done.

I'm sure I spelt it right originally, I think I forgot to post the topic, then had to do it again and in the rush spelt it wrongly, that is my excuse anyway
It still says "referbishment" and not "refurbishment".
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Only the moderator (woodhousen) can change thread titles. Neil, you just changed the title of your first post.
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