Farmers Bridge Lock 5 and Lock 6, Islington Gates, Fleet St, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal


From Date: 29/03/2021 07:00

To Date: 30/09/2021 17:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Starts at: Saturday Bridge, Birmingham

Ends at: Islington Place Bridge


24/03/2021 09:31

Please be advised the work will take place from 29th March to 30th September.


The canal and towpath will remain open. Contractors Woodman Brothers will be erecting scaffolding along the offside of the canal to undertake essential cladding works to the Islington Gate Buildings. These works are Phase 1 of the re-cladding works with further phases to follow later in the year.

Pontoons will be in the canal to facilitate the works. The pontoons will be on the offside of the canal causing minimal disruption to the canal network. Please follow warning signs and banksmen directions. We kindly ask customers to take extra care when passing through this area.

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