Fitzgerald (Civil Engineer Contractors)

The eagle lands in West Bromwich

Fitzgerald Contractors have funded a striking eagle sculpture adorning a new sign in West Bromwich which has been unveiled – completing the new Metro Plaza scheme.

The sign features three concentric steel band rings and has been put up outside the town’s ringway entrance to Kings Square.

Flying proudly on top of the new sign is a sculpture of an eagle with a two-metre wingspan. The metal bird of prey is also designed to prevent pigeons from perching on it to stop them ruining the sign and pavement below.

The sign directs visitors to the town centre, markets and Kings Square from the Metro Plaza side and Sandwell College, Metro and bus stations from the Kings Square side.

The eagle was paid for by Secal Laser Ltd, who designed and manufactured the sculpture and Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd, who were the main contractors for the Metro Plaza scheme which was backed by Sandwell Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

Councillor Ian Jones, cabinet member for jobs and the economy, said: “It’s been our intention throughout the public space improvement works in West Bromwich to put in some high quality features, This eagle sculpture is a great example. I think it provides a fitting entrance to the town centre from the Metro and shows residents and visitors alike that West Bromwich is a town that is going places.”