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15th February 2019



A team from Ainscough Crane Hire’s Birmingham Depot has helped to build a new leisure centre at the heart of an emerging community in the Ladywood area of the city.

The Ickneild Port Loop leisure centre is a brand new facility being built close to Ladywood Fire Station to serve existing communities and the new development which features over 1,000 new homes and new commercial premises.

The area takes its name from a section of canal which was built to access the Ickneild Port and is being developed by a partnership of Urban Splash and Places for People.

Working for Britannia Site Solutions Ltd and using a Liebherr LTM 1055, the Ainscough team were on site completing the building envelope by positioning external insulated cladding to the steel frame.

Peter Anthony, depot manager at Ainscough’s Birmingham Depot, said: “The Ickneild Port Loop area has been earmarked for regeneration for many years and it is great to see the proposals taking off. Understandably, we are pleased to have an opportunity to play a part in the development of this marvellous new community facility.”

The new leisure centre includes a swimming pool, a multi-purpose hall, studio space and a fully equipped gymnasium.

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