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Post 76: GO!

A sight for sore eyes

A sight for sore eyes

Well it is hard to believe but Monday morning bright and early, the first full week of 2015 and there was a scaffolding lorry outside 23 Brook Street… Now I wouldn’t want you getting too excited we are still in the very early days and there is a lot of potential for yet more delays, challenges and difficulties. I have also become obsessed about tempting fate and now type with fingers crossed, whilst touching wood and clutching a four leafed clover – although having a problem avoiding ladders around here at the moment. That said I don’t think I can put this sentence off any longer – we have started on site!

The first challenge was the fact that the Christmas decorations in Lancashire Court at the back of Handel House were removed on Monday morning too so the scaffolding lorry wasn’t around for long but luckily it returned and work has been moving forward swiftly since then. I wouldn’t say the seasonal decs were our only teething problem. A number of neighbours are understandably disappointed about how much scaffolding there is, even though I had explained it in advance, it is always hard to imagine until the reality hits. We really are trying our hardest to cause as little disruption as possible and to manage things as carefully as possible.

Enthusiasm level: Mixed emotions
Progress: Four builders, many poles and a number of ladders
Quote: “Do you want us to wear high-viz shirts and hard hats in the museum?”


About Sarah Bardwell

Handel & Hendrix in London Trustee and leading the team that is reinstating, in the adjoining building, Jimi Hendrix's London flat to open to the public. Quirky twist of chance meant that baroque legend Handel lived at 25 Brook Street in the 18th century and that rock legend Hendrix lived next door in the 1960s.

2 comments on “Post 76: GO!

  1. Jennie Dorn
    8 January 2015

    I have read all Sarah’s blogs to date and today in a very, very cold New York City I am smiling broadly knowing that work has begun in London on this project. All the best! Will check it out and come by Brook Street when I am in London later this year.

    • Sarah Bardwell
      9 January 2015

      Thanks so much Jennie for reading and commenting. It is all rather exciting. Look forward to seeing you later in 2015.

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