Being an Interior designer is not all about Wallpaper and Curtains, despite what many people may think. Whilst working for cds-wilman in October 2010 I had the pleasure (with equally measurable anxiety and excitement) of being Lead Design on a Design and Build project for Waitrose Cookery School in London. This included the joyous task of creating a separate entrance from ground level adjacent to the existing Store in the John Barnes Building on the Finchley Road.
Trying to design and install a staircase entrance with passenger lift into an existing space of only 25sqm to reach across 1.5 floors was a first for me. But here is a bit about some of the obstacles I had discovered and thankfully a very satisfactory end result.