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Discovering Hendrix at Handel & Hendrix in London

Post 91: And we have a Learning Studio

A level door lintel with some off putting original brick work below.

A level door lintel with some off putting original brick work below.

Just some of the layers that make up the walls on show.

Just some of the layers that make up the walls on show.

A beautiful, blue skied roof top scene

A beautiful, blue skied roof top scene

So it still needs to be accessed through a window opening whilst wearing a hardhat and hi-vis vest but it is definitely a room with wall, ceiling and floor (no doors yet). I was asked whether it felt as big as I had imagined. In fact I had been very nervous about this size issue and so had been managing my expectations carefully but in the event it was just as I had hoped not too big, not too small but like Mary Poppins practically perfect in every way.

The wonky walls have not been quite so perfect and trying to make two level door openings has proved interesting. It really is remarkable how much the building has moved, although still remaining perfectly structurally sound, in the last 300 years. Anyway the roofers arrive this week and I think the 2015 lines are completely level so I hope they have an easy enough time. Being up close to the room I was also able to see the phenomenal layers of construction fabric used in the build up of all the surfaces. Acoustic separation and insulation a go go, if you don’t want to get cold or hear anyone outside I suggest this room will be perfect.

Finally, continuing the chim chimerny theme I love this sunny roof top image I caught from the highest level of the scaffold – it was all very Dick van Dyke although Simon refused to sing or dance, he really is so unreasonable.

Enthusiasm: Bubbling
Progress: Good
Quote: “If you have to be in London this is the best place to be.”

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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.

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