More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Bike shelter news & bin artwork update - April '09 - PLUS UPDATES

Update Wed 8th April
I've just been told that the bike shelter is being delivered to site to be erected next Thursday 30th April and should be up that day. I will try and buy the DOD rated padlock before then.

(Below: finished "footings" for the bike shelter)

To those who have a space reserved: have at least £30 deposit (returnable) for the key ready.
The lock with 10 keys will be somewhere over £300 and perhaps up to £400.
If you lose a key you will lose your deposit and have to pay another £30+ to get another one, so be warned - don't lose your key.

Update Tue 31st March

As noted yesterday (below), the prep work for the bike shelter is going in now.

Mon 30th March: Secure Bike Shelter preparations.
Tomorrow morning at about 8.30am I will have the pleasure of showing the crew who are digging the holes for the shelters corner concrete pockets where to place them.
That is, within the bitumen area in front of the community hall.

We're still waiting for a delivery date from the manufacturers but the order has gone out so it's just a matter of time. For those who reserved a place, be prepared to pay between £25 and £35 as a deposit for the key - which will be refunded when you hand the key back in - which will pay for the £250 to £350 high security padlock and extra keys. This is a DOD approved padlock so bolt cutters would just be blunted in the attempt.

Bin artwork Update.

The printer and I are having problems colour matching the brick wall photo section of the artwork to the real wall colour. The problem is that although the large format printer is postscript - and we've both installed new proprietary colour profiles - the printer was never properly set up.
As we are dealing with 4 colour half tones and not spot colour I can't just use a pantone colour bridge colour and save as an eps. We are getting there though. So far we've done about 14 proofs and the printer a further 12 or more variations on those proofs.
We're waiting for the printer tech help to align and service the printer but in the meantime I'm going to use "replace selective colour" in Photoshop and pick the predominant 2 or 3 pixel colours and replace them with a pantone colour match colour I have already calibrated as the same as the wall and prints true on my printer with no colour management - so no profiles to alter the actual colour numbers.

Hopefully the last few bins under the tall block will be done within a wekk or so.

Best wishes,

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