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Report - Northfields Leisure Centre, Birmingham - October 2016

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by slayaaaa, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Northfields

    New site I drove passed recently, didn't expect to get in but after a lot of effort I managed to get myself in. Not ever been in the area before so wasn't sure what was about. Interesting dated architecture with a lot of modernization in some places. odd blue ceiling? I like how the windows reflect off it though. Slightly stripped/ part through so I assume it won't be around for too much longer. Enjoy.

    History

    Northfields leisure centre was a joint gym and swimming pool that created a social hub for the area. It closed in July 2016 due to a customer defecating in the water, It was then discovered to contain and spread a disease in it's water system so the council closed the centre ahead of schedule for replacement with a new facility.
    I'm not sure why I can't find much on this, been a long day so not sure I can find the energy to look much further tonight. I'll have a look in the week and write something up.
    From what I can gather it was built around the 1920's but I'll have to confirm that. The buildings are likely to be demolished to make way for a new leisure centre to replace it. There is some local opposition but it isn't clear what the next step will be.

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  2. The_Raw

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    Ermahgerd, nice find mate :thumb
     
  3. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Real nice building that. Good one.
     
  4. Speed

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    To be fair considering the amount of asbestos/demo guys that were in there the other day it still looks quite good. Was expecting a heap of rubble by now!

    You're not the phantom pool poo'er are you??
     
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    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Nice work Slayaa, looks a decent find that.
     
  6. BrainL

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    Nice report!! Seems to be lots of leisure centres popping up lately... are people not swimming anymore? haha
     
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    They are building new ones in brum and closing the old. Sounds like a waste of money to me as well.
     
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    Visited yesterday! Asked them to take a few photos and they said they wasn't interested! And they had someone break in the day before..
     
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    Break in? More like maybe they shouldn't leave windows open? Or maybe just watch the cameras covering the place?
     
  10. Speed

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    Simples, dont ask!
     
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    I really wanted to check it out so I asked and they was proper dicks about it
     
  12. darbians

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    Nice one man. Place looks great.
     
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    Would you mind if I share these photos with credit? :-)
     
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    Haha if you want to yeah sure. What's it gonna he used for? :)
     
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