I am sure that many of you familiar with Birmingham may have at some time noticed Stirchley Baths, an iconic grade II listed building located at the junction of Bournville Lane & Hazelwell Street or passed by whilst visiting the Cadbury Chocolate factory close by. The land on which it is sited was donated by George Cadbury for the building of the baths.
The building which was opened on 25th June 1911 has been closed since 1987 & has fallen into a sorry state of disrepair.
Coles Grant & Jones have been awarded the contract for the delivery of the Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health Services building services package for Balfour Beatty who have secured the project as part of the Constructing West Midlands framework agreement for the client Acivico.
The refurbishment of the building will involve transforming the former bath space into a multi purpose hall for sport & recreational activities. Other areas will be opened up by the demolition of internal walls providing a gallery area, meeting rooms, classrooms & a cafe whilst preserving key historical features such as the kiosk in the entrance & the chimney flue.
The refurbishment works will breathe new life into a community building which has stood empty & unused for over 25 years.
Coles Grant & Jones are once again looking forward to working with Balfour Beatty on such a high profile iconic building which is due for completion in spring / summer 2015.
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