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Birmingham's 'Floozy in the Jacuzzi' unveiled after 300k facelift
"The Floozyin the Jacuzzi"
The River Goddess Fountain was designed by sculptor Dhruva Mistry

It's taken three months and cost around £300,000 but one of Birmingham's best-loved ladies is finally back to her flowing best.

The River Goddess Fountain, affectionately dubbed 'The Floozy in the Jacuzzi' has been restored following work to repair a major leak.

The restoration project began in August 2010 with several mechanical and electrical parts replaced.

The statue has been part of Victoria Square since 1993.

New multi-coloured spotlights

New waterproof membranes have been put into the bowls of the fountain as well as repair work carried out on the stonework.

A new multi-coloured lighting system has also been incorporated ensuring the goddess will be bathed in shades of pink, blue and green.

"This work was absolutely essential to restore a much loved Birmingham landmark to its former glory," said Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport & Culture.

"The work is a long term solution to the problems uncovered by the survey.

"We could have simply repaired the fountain bowls but that solution was little more than a sticking plaster for the wider issues.

"Now we can look forward to the fountain looking better than ever in time for the start of the Frankfurt Christmas Market - which will return to Victoria Square in just a few weeks' time," he added.




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