So 276 days after we first viewed the premises, 198 days since we submitted a planning application and 108 days since planning permission was granted we have finally signed the lease!
Our builders are due to start on Monday but before they arrive we thought we would get on with some of the labouring, in particular taking down stud walls to open up the back of the building to more light.
Downstairs we ripped out the MDF cladding and shelving that was in our store/office and exposed some very red brick walls and the original coal chute. We also found some interesting graffiti including some intricate drawings of soldiers.
We’ll put some more pics up once we make some more progress.