blog fell victim to a phonetic error and maybe a minor language difficulty.
It has been corrected but originally attributed the Wilton Road problems to Crossrail.
Further enquiries revealed that Crossrail were originally accused of unneighbourly
behaviour but a representative of Balfour Beatty responded immediately and identified
the culprits as BT - which is where the confusion arose.
When the shop owners were telling me it was all BT’s fault I took it to mean Beatty. An embarrassing if slightly amusing mistake on my part. I am pleased that Crossrail retains its local reputation for doing as much as possible to protect normal life while so much work is going on in our midst.
The telephone exchange is right opposite the vehicle shown in the third of yesterday’s photographs and due to the loss of part of its carpark to the Crossrail project was having the remaining space resurfaced. There looks to have been quite enough room to park the contractor’s vehicles off road, but they preferred to wreck the trader’s prime shopping day.
The area piled with building materials in the associated photograph - click for larger view - is the part of BT’s car park that has been ‘nicked’ by Crossrail.