Friday, February 08, 2008

Auclair On The Eastern Front 2

Thar she blows! So, the experts in whose capable hands the restoration of our Marina Restaurant lies appear to be registered in the Isle of Man. Rather odd for a Swanley based firm, don't you think? Why does this not inspire me with confidence?

Click here for Isle of Man Companies Registry

15 comments:

Michael Child said...

Richard so is the Ramsgate based firm you will find, yes its an odd world.

Anonymous said...

Lets preserve our listed buildings by passing them onto a demolition company! What's your problem! Seems quite sensible to me!

Now I must go and take my molatov cocktail for a stroll along Margate seafront!

Mitch said...

S'pose it's better than the Shipping Register which shows some strange registrations when they get into trouble in the notorious English Channel... it of lovely seasoned timber that was!

Mitch said...

S'pose it's better than the Shipping Register which shows some strange registrations when they get into trouble in the notorious English Channel... bit of lovely seasoned timber that was!

Lucy Mail said...

Is that one of those 'spot the difference' puzzles, Midge?

Anonymous said...

Perfectly sensible to be registered in the IOM. Zero tax on trading and investment income, less regulation. I would wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

Anyone interested in purchasing a quality home built by Willow Construction Ltd.? Address: 1,Granville Marina.

See new signs on fence.

Anonymous said...

A quick trawl of the internet reveals three estate agents, a tax adviser that had a claim for almost £10,000 lodged against it in 2004, an online gaming company (dissolved 2007), and a developer who put in a controversial application to convert a warehouse into 20 live/work units in Brighton in 2004 all registered at the same IOM address as Auclair Properties.

Amazing what you can find on the internet, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

The registered office is just an address that official notices are sent to. Many small companies just use the address of their accountant ...

Anonymous said...

No accountants seem to be registered at that address from the internet search I did. Just the ones I listed. And why would we want to entrust the restoration of this building to a small firm registered in the IOM anyway?

jolyon said...

hi all

had a visit from my cousin yesterday and he told me the encouraging news that on friday, tdc have contacted his solicitor asking for any and all photographs and architectural drawings / plans that he has available.

he has instructed his solicitor to oblige. hope this is a positive step.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Sounds like they are taking the appropriate steps to restore this lovely building, Jolyon. Let's hope so. I, for one, will be watching the situation closely, as will Michael Child, I'm sure.

Michael Child said...

One aspect that worries me is that the original building was constructed with extra thick walls to withstand the occasional pounding by waves click hrere to see them if they rebuild using the conventional method of a cavity wall with one thickness of bricks on the outside and one thickness of blocks on the inside, I don’t think it will be a very safe building in a tidal surge.

The last resident of the flat above had to be rescued by the fire brigade during storms so I hope they will incorporate an escape through the cliff when the restoration work happens. While I am 100% for the building looking the same as it was before, the safety of the people who will live in it is paramount.

Restoration Watch said...

I wonder if replacement of 'solid brick walls made from victorian red brick' with 'a modern cavity wall using concrete blocks and cavity wall insulation' would require listed building consent?

jolyon said...

my uncle had at one time planned a staircase up the cliff face from outside the north west top (back left) corner. here there was a ledge which was only about 20 feet below the cliff top which was readily accessible from the last room on the left at the back of the top corridor. this room is behind the left shaft. i used to sit out there in the evening playing my guitar.

seemed it would work fine for escape.

jolyon