We took hold of 6A Tower street filled with excitement.
Then we walked into 6A Tower Street and wondered if we had made a mistake! The place was a mess! We had to take down old signage, a wooden office block and a complete brick structure where the toilets and kitchen were. We kept finding all sorts of stuff, most of which we had to throw away, but we both kept a memento. Fin gained a Land Rover Alloy, I gained a Bosch Services sign, which will adorn our lab. I could take you through everything we did step by step, but you’ll probably find it boring, it’s a you had to be there moment, so here are some facts and pictures.
- Whoever put the ceiling and ply board walls on could not drill a screw in straight.
- There was no consistency with how they screwed things in.
- Scrappers came out of nowhere to claim anything with the smallest hint of metal, which was fine with us. We had no plans on scrapping any of it and ultimately saved us money!
- We filled two 30 yard skips.
- We moved approx. 12 tonnes of brick by hand! (not fun)
- We had no hospital visits, which is a hell of an achievement for myself!
- We had sixteen people ask if we were open (thinking we were the old company) when the unit was clearly a construction site!
- We had one person ask if they could have the plastic letter A from the external signage of the previous company. You have no idea how unbelievably excited they were!
- We wrote two insults to our friend back in London using said letters. He didn’t reply so we’re assuming he doesn’t like us anymore. Ex-friend?
- The impact driver was awarded MVT (most valuable tool).