Monday 28 September 2015
The view from inside one of the seven blocks of flats in Hanson Street, W1 that are afflicted with scaffolding and light reducing green netting.
City West Homes are carrying out the first refurbishment this century of the seven blocks that it manages in Hanson Street. Hanson Street is in East Marylebone conservation area. The railings – some of which which were made locally in Eastcastle Street about 100 years ago – are mentioned in a Westminster Council Conservation Area Audit No 33.
City West Homes have lost the maintenance records for the buildings in Hanson Street.
The scaffolding first went up in the second half of May 2015, but work did not get under way properly until August 2015.
The scaffolding has now been in place for 19 weeks, or nearly 5 months.
Wisteria is growing up scaffolding at the rear. The grime is on the windows, not the camera.
Soon we will need Christmas lights, and Santa with his reindeer at the front.