Farmers Bridge Lock 9 to Lock 11, Brindley House, Lionel Street, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal


From Date: 20/09/2021 07:30

To Date: 17/10/2021 16:30 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Starts at: Farmers Bridge Lock 9

Ends at: Farmers Bridge Lock 11


The towpath will be closed but navigation will remain open.

Contractors Kings Scaffolding will be erecting scaffolding along the rear of the towpath and offside of the canal to undertake essential cladding works to the Brindley House Building. These works are essential fire safety works. The scaffolding and pontoons will be on site for approx. 18 months to facilitate the works. The pontoons will be on the offside of the canal causing minimal disruption to the canal network.

Due to Health & Safety reasons, during the erection of the scaffolding, the towpath will be closed for a period of 4 weeks, starting from 20th September. Signage and a diversion route will be in place for towpath users. Please follow directions from banksmen and take care when using the diversion route or whilst passing through this section. 

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