Many of our friends will know that FLETCHERWILSON had the brainwave of purchasing new premises for the company a number of months back. We'd have a studio to film in, more space, funky desks, cool lighting, client meeting space, it would be awesome. We've now purchased an office and it's lovely, it's 2500 square foot across two floors, it's got an amazing view of Bow Roundabout and we're really excited about moving in there.
The only catch is that it doesn't have a toilet, or running water, or lights, or heading, or power. Yup, it's a dusty concrete shell that looks like this:
We'll I say it doesn't have water, it does have a pigmy shower that we recently had the water company install ...... wooop!
.... and wait for it.... within the next week it might even have ..... a socket!
Yes, we're going to hook up to the grid and get ourselves some POWER, and to do that we're about to have one of these fitted:
- and that friends, is a 100amp per phase 3 phase breaker. (wow this blog is engaging!). It's basically the switch that you throw if things go really bad. You might recognise this bit of kit from Ghostbusters - can you see it on the wall in the background:
We kind of hope we never have to throw this switch and on the basis that they never really get used (well more than once anyway), we bought a second hand one - after all, what's the worst that can happen? In Ghostbusters when this switch was thrown all of New York descended into chaos, cats and dogs living together, total anarchy basically, but that was a film and it was in America not the UK, so we're going to be fine.
Especially as it's being fitted by our super awesome electrician, Martin, who totally knows his stuff and wouldn't have allowed the switch to be thrown had he been in Ghostbusters.
When that bad boy finally gets on the wall, it'll go in this utility cupboard, which is where the Distribution Board will go too ....
So there you have it, we'll soon have enough power to run a studio full of 2.5K HMIs (or roughly 5 trillion of the modern LED equivalents). Of course we won't have an internet connection, or a desk to sit at, or a floor, but these things take time.