Renovations Diary: 22nd March, 2019
We are still very much in the early stages of works. Basically, we are getting the building to breathe again. We are also dealing with problematic areas such as leaks, dry and wet rot, blocked gutters, broken down pipes and so on. There is a lot to do.
Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t on our side last weekend and the roofers didn’t get up on the scaffolding. However, they are planning to start next week all things going well.
Inside the structural engineer has been working with the team. They have been discussing how to remove the pillars in the centre of the bar to create a bigger open plan area. The solution will need steel beams to be inserted. The final plans will need Planning Department approval.
With aid of the scaffolding, the team have been removing the plants and vegetation that has accumulated on the roof and the walls over the years.
They have also had a chance to inspect the chimneys. As you can see, it’s bad news. They are leaning over and need immediate attention. Currently, the plan is to significantly shorten them to make them safe. Once done, we can then take stock and make a plan going forward.