The general public were invited to go along to a drop in session at Vincent Street Community Centre on Wednesday of this week to learn about plans to for the re-use and development of the former Fiddle & Bone public house.
The proposals have been drawn up by Sherborne Wharf Ltd which currently operates two canal related businesses:
- Sherborne Wharf on the Ouzells Loop of the BCN canal in central Birmingham
- Heritage Marina on the Macclesfield Canal at Scholar Green, in Cheshire
The plans would provide for a bar, bistro/restaurant together with a boat chandlery, and use of the arches of a listed building, the Roundhouse, for some boating facilities and storage/workshops. The yard between the arches and canal towpath will also include a seating area.
Managing Director Earle Whiteman and Asst. Managing Director Mike Dowse were on hand to explain the plans and answer questions.
Of interest is that diesel oil is administered to boats via a swing pipe over the towpath. Also there will be a pumpout pillar on the towpath and drinking water pillar point. These facilities are shown in the final photo below.
The project is planned to be completed in April 2014. The application for an entertainments license was granted by Birmingham City Council in October last year.
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Here is a gallery of the documents on display at the consultation, photographed by me, which detail the proposed use and layout of the premises. Click on a photo to start a slideshow controlled by you. Also see how to Get the most out of the photos.