Kate Scott, Office Manager at CI, blogs about the frustrating first steps in the London Office’s refurb.
After a whirlwind three weeks of sourcing boxes, crates, movers, temporary offices and a new phone system – just a few of things that had to be done to get us out of Highbury Crescent – we finally moved into our temporary offices on Friday 23 October. And I think we're just about settled now.
We now move on to the refurbishment of our much-neglected old building, which will be a complete 'head to toe, inside & out' makeover. As soon as we left the building our contractors, Chestnut Ltd, were straight on site putting up scaffolding and stripping out anything and everything that isn't a solid part of the building...including cutting through the alarm wires and setting it off! So I had to make an emergency dash over there last week to get the alarm turned off!