Further delays with Sparkhill Baths
The re-opening of a new, rebuilt Sparkhill Pool will not happen until Spring 2017 after yet more delays as a result of asbestos on site. The Birmingham Mail reported on 19th November that:
Cabinet member for contracts Stewart Stacey (Lab, Acocks Green) said: “Sparkhill Pool is not going as predicted. “As happens with many older buildings, the asbestos was much, much worse than anyone thought it would be and more than was visible when the contract was signed.”
Demolition work is now expected to continue for the next few months, with construction due to start in March 2016 ready for a May 2017 opening. It is 18 months behind schedule.