The future of a statue of three of Birmingham's founding fathers has finally been decided after more than two years of uncertainty.
The newly renovated statue of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch will now be sited in Centenary Square between the Hall of Memory war memorial and Baskerville House.
The statue was removed from its former site outside the city centre Register Office in Broad Street to be cleaned, refurbished and given new gilding before being relocated.
The Centenary Square location is the third site to be identified by council chiefs for the bronze sculpture since it was removed in 2003.
The council's original intention was to put the monument on a site in Centenary Square which previously housed the Forward statue, which was destroyed by a fire in 2002. However, this had to be abandoned after it emerged work to strengthen a railway tunnel to bear the statue's weight would cost almost #150,000.
It was then decided that the statue should be sited at Eastside's Millennium Point. However, the #113 million structure was also unable to hold the weight of the statue, which has a marble base that weighs 40 tonnes on its own.
But structural engineers have since uncovered the new site in Centenary Square. The proposal was this week agreed subject to planning consent.