The smell of plaster dust persists; but the smell of wet, new plaster and fresh wood shavings has superseded it. We’ve also uncovered some exciting treats…
The mild weather has been kind to us, which helps to keep the fresh air moving as the works continue. It’s also been fairly convenient for the roofing work.
The first skip was filled in less than a week, and there’s more where that came from. Bye-bye, leaky old radiators and pipework; RW Knights plumbers are on the case with new stylish ones! Hot and cold running water in every treatment room is a must, and so is a fully equipped disabled toilet facility.
Contractors of every trade are in out for the first fixes, and the delight that is steaming off old woodchip paper that’s been encrusted with a dozen layers of paint, has commenced for the general labourers (i.e. me plus volunteers at the weekends).
Electrician Adam Cooke and team are also looking after all things sparky for us, and alongside the various sockets and spurs you’d expect, we’ve plans for feature lighting in the welcoming entrance we’re overhauling.
Sallie from Interiors at 58 has been advising us for the consultation room that acupuncturist Philip Rose-Neil will be based in, and we’re excited to see what she has in mind; look at her website for a flavour of her work, which has been featured in the Evening Standard and other media.
For the room I’ll be primarily using, I’ve been putting together a mood board, which has entailed studying fifty shades of green in great depth. [I said “green”]. This is to match the smart grey basin units that are going into each consultation room (below), and to stay in keeping with the same calm and professional theme colours I’ve used in all the stationery and website content since the clinic was founded in 2008. Other rooms are following suit in the design stakes.
Also hard at work on site, you’ll find carpenter Craig Wesley and his apprentice, Alfie who have been patiently refurbishing windows and doors which were in various states of anything from painted-shut to rotten. Peter Olivadoti, carpenter and plasterer has been getting to grips with everything that is stud walls, boxing in, (more) doors and making good, with lots more in the pipeline as we go. @ADT have made us safe and secure in every sense.
Way up top, the roofers have been at work, and meanwhile we’ve discovered a stone floor we’d like to see about refurbishing, so all in all there’s activity from top to toe.
Every day, patients are asking us when we’re moving: “Not yet”, we say, “but it won’t be long now”. Things are moving apace, and we’re lined up, and we want you all to come to our opening day… So, keep watching this WorkSpace.
Have a great week!
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