An "exhausted" night shift worker blocked off the entrance to the building site of a new £14m leisure centre in a row over noise which he says is preventing him from sleeping.
Darren Reilly parked his Nissan Juke across the main entrance to the Denton Wellness Centre building site in Manchester this morning.
The 37-year-old hotel worker, who lives directly opposite the site, said the protest was a desperate attempt to get the construction firm's attention.
He claims that several of his complaints had been ignored by company and has been forced into desperate measures.
Work was able to continue but concerns have been raised that if an accident happened emergency services could be prevented from getting onto the site.
Mr Reilly told Manchester Evening News : "I work late at night and sleep in the day.
"It's got to the point where I'm not getting any sleep. I'm totally exhausted.
"I am going out of mind. I don't know what else to do.
"I'm not being unreasonable. I have asked them to be be considerate but they are just not playing ball. I just want them to be considerate.
"This morning they were blasting music at 8am. I made several complaints, but no-one got back to me so I parked my car across the entrance.
"I know it isn't right, but I just wanted to get their attention."
The Wellness Centre will include a eight-lane competition swimming pool, learner pool, spa, gym and ten-pin bowling alley when it is finally completed next year.
It's being carried out by contractor Wilmott Dixon on behalf of Tameside council .
A Willmott Dixon spokesman said: "Such action does not prevent work being carried out, but does prevent access by emergency vehicles should the need arise, so potentially creates a health and safety issue if we need to get an ambulance or fire engine on site at short notice.
"Our message to anyone is contact our team direct and we'll do our utmost to resolve any issues as good neighbours – on this occasion we have met several times with the person responsible for blocking the site entrance.
"He has also been provided with multiple numbers of the site team to call to discuss issues and we have had numerous conversations.
"We pride ourselves on attaining Considerate Constructors scores 14 per cent above industry average, so being a good neighbour is important to us, and we are adamant that these high standards for considerate behaviour are being maintained at Denton Wellness Centre."
Tameside council has not yet responded to a comment from M.E.N.
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