Video Transcript

(music plays)

Several clips show old buildings and towers in renovation.

The Narrator says THIS IS THE STORY
OF ONE OF THE MOST
EXTRAORDINARY RENOVATION AND
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN
EUROPE...
THE GRANDEST OF PLANS TO
REINVENT A RAMBLING, HISTORIC
PAPER MILL AS STATE-OF-THE-ART
GIN DISTILLERY WITH
CROWD-PLEASING CENTREPIECE...
A POWERFUL COCKTAIL OF INSPIRED
DESIGNS...

A man says OUR ROLE
IS TO TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING
REALLY SPECIAL HAPPEN.

The Narrator says ARTFUL
ENGINEERING...

A man says THE FIRST
THING THAT CROSSED MY MIND: IS
THIS REALLY POSSIBLE?

The Narrator says AND BEAUTIFUL BUT
OFTEN BROKEN BUILDINGS.

A man says to another ARE YOU
THINKING, BUGGER?

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Several clips show men working in construction and renovation projects.

The Narrator says THIS IS WHAT
HAPPENS WHEN RICH HISTORY IS
EMBELLISHED BY AMBITIOUS
VISION.

A man says IF YOU HAVE A
BIG IDEA, SOMETHING THAT
EXCITES YOU, THEN THAT'S HOW
OTHER PEOPLE WILL FEEL ABOUT IT
WHEN IT'S FINISHED.

The Narrator says THIS IS THE STORY
OF LAVERSTOKE MILL.

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The opening sequence rolls.
Several animated clips buildings and towers building up, and people working in construction projects.
A title reads "Laverstoke Distillery. A grand restoration."

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Aerial clips show green fields, scarcely settled.

The Narrator says EVER SINCE 2007, GIN MAKERS
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE HAD BEEN
LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO CALL
HOME.
FOR YEARS SITES ACROSS THE UK
WERE CONSIDERED, BUT NONE CAME
UP TO SCRATCH.
THEN AT LAST, DOWN A COUNTRY
LANE IN THE HEART OF HAMPSHIRE,
BRAND BOSS JOHN BURKE CAME
ACROSS LAVERSTOKE MILL AND FELL
IN LOVE.

An aerial view shows Laverstoke Mill in a derelict state.

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John Burke looks through a window. He is clean-shaven, in his forties, and is wearing a yellow coat and a blue security helmet.
A caption reads "John Burke. Bombay Sapphire."

He says IT'S A REALLY,
REALLY PEACEFUL PLACE TO THINK
AND TO WORK, BUT IT HAS THIS
KIND OF INDUSTRIAL FEEL.
JUST FEELS VERY RAW AND HONEST.

Several clips show the state of the mill, inside and outside.

The Narrator says THIS DERELICT
INDUSTRIAL SITE WAS ONE OF THE
MOST IMPORTANT PAPER MILLS OF
THE VICTORIAN ERA, MAKING BANK
NOTE PAPER FOR THE BRITISH
EMPIRE.
BUT JOHN BURKE WANTED MORE THAN
JUST HISTORY AND BEAUTY; HE
WANTED TO MAKE LOTS OF GIN.

John says THE MAIN THING I
WAS LOOKING FOR WAS THE
BUILDINGS THAT WERE BIG ENOUGH,
REALLY, TO CARRY THE STILLS.
SO, I GOT THE ENGINEERS DOWN,
THEY CHECKED OUT WHICH FLOORS
AND BEAMS WE COULD MOVE, AND SO
FROM THERE WE STARTED TO CRACK
A PLAN AND IT WAS VERY
EXCITING.

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A 3d rendered clip shows how the site would look after its restoration.

The Narrator says THAT PLAN INCLUDES
RESTORING AND REINVENTING 25
DERELICT BUILDINGS, INSTALLING
A STATE-OF-THE-ART GIN
DISTILLERY WITH HUGE COPPER
STILLS, AND BUILDING THE TWO
EXTRAORDINARY NEW GLASSHOUSES
THAT WILL BE THE MAGNET TO
ATTRACT OVER 100,000 VISITORS A
YEAR.
WITH A BUDGET OF TENS OF
MILLIONS OF POUNDS, THE NEW
FACILITY WAS SCHEDULED TO OPEN
JUST 18 MONTHS AFTER WORK BEGAN

A clip shows a group of workers on a building.

A Worker says EDDIE, YOU GOT THE
TOP?

The Narrator continues SO, IN FEBRUARY
2012, SITE MANAGER GEOFF CARTER
ASSEMBLED HIS CREWS AND TOOK
THE PLUNGE.

Geoffrey carter is in his forties, clean-shaven, with short brown hair, and wearing a yellow coat, and white security helmet.
He takes a photo of the working crew in the industrial site.

Geoffrey says THAT'S ONE
FOR PROSPERITY.

Several clips show workers carrying material, and breaking down walls.

A Worker says WELL HEAVY.

Another Worker asks WHAT TIME IS IT?

A caption reads "Geoffrey Carter. Senior Site Manager."

Geoffrey says IT'S JUST
FANTASTIC TO ACTUALLY START ON
SITE AND PROGRESS THE FURTHER
HISTORY OF THE SITE.
IT'S JUST BLOODY MARVELLOUS, TO
BE HONEST.

Several clips show workers under the rain.

The Narrator says THE FIRST PHASE
WAS TOUGH AND CHALLENGING, WITH
CRUMBLING ARCHITECTURE AND
BRITISH WEATHER DAMPENING
SPIRITS.

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John says THIS SHOULD BE
THE EASY TIME WHEN WE'RE
ACCELERATING, AND IT'S TURNING
INTO ABSOLUTE QUAGMIRE.
AND IT'S JUST...
DEPRESSING.

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A clip shows Geoffrey taking photos inside of a building.

The Narrator says ONE UNWELCOME
DISCOVERY AFTER ANOTHER,
STRETCHING THE SCHEDULE AND THE
BUDGET.

Geoffrey says WE NEED
BONES; THAT'S ABOUT THE ONLY
THING WE HAVEN'T FOUND, BONES
AND BODIES.
WE DON'T WANT THEM, BY THE WAY.
[chuckling]

A clip shows a time lapse of the site, as the crew works during the winter.

The Narrator says THE LONG WINTER
WAS HARD AND SLOW GOING, BUT
ENDED TRIUMPHANTLY...

A clip shows a crane lowering a still.

A man says UP ON YOUR ROPE AS
STEADY AS YOU CAN, PLEASE,
FOR ME.

The Narrator says WITH THE FIRST TWO
GIANT COPPER GIN STILLS BEING
CRANED INTO THE COURTYARD...

A man says DOWN ON YOUR ROPE NOW,
PLEASE; DOWN ON YOUR ROPE.

The Narrator continues AND WELCOMED INTO
THEIR SPACIOUS NEW HOME.

A man says WHOA, WHOA - STOP IT
SWINGING, DAZ, STOP.

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Several clips show the workers installing the stills.

The Narrator says IT'S NOW APRIL
2013 AND, HAVING HELPED BUILD
THEM IN SIENA, ITALIAN
COPPERSMITHS GIANNI AND STEFANO
ARE ALMOST FINISHED INSTALLING
THE 12,000-LITRE HANDCRAFTED
STILLS - ONLY THE TWO UPPER
PARTS LEFT TO BE BOLTED
TOGETHER.
A THICK APPLICATION OF GREASE,
CRUCIAL TO EASE PROGRESS.

A man says VERY IMPORTANT.

The Narrator says THE EXPERIENCED
ITALIANS' PREPARATION IS
METICULOUS.
YORKSHIREMAN DARREN, A
COPPERSMITH'S APPRENTICE JUST
FOR THE DAY.

A man says START AT THE BOTTOM AND
WORK UP - PARDON THE PUN.

The Narrator says ONCE TIGHTLY
SANDWICHED BETWEEN THESE TWO
STILL PARTS, THE GASKET WILL
LAST DECADES, AS LONG AS IT'S
NOT DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY.

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A clip shows a group of workers assembling the still.

One of the coppersmiths speaks in Italian, and a caption reads "Hold on a moment. Raise it up a little."

A Worker asks DOWN?

The coppersmith says "Not down, up a little."

The Narrator says IT'S A
MILLIMETRE-PERFECT OPERATION,
CLEAR COMMUNICATION CRUCIAL TO
SUCCESS.

The coppersmith says "If you need a teacher in an English school, I can come along."

A Worker says PUT IT DOWN, IT'S
EASY.

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The Narrator says A FEW THREADS HAVE
SNAGGED.

The coppersmith says "Bang it right now."

A worker hits the still with a hammer
[loud bang]

The Narrator says HAVING TRIED
GENTLE PERSUASION, THE ITALIANS
APPLY SOME GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED
BRUTE FORCE.

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The coppersmith says "If you break the seal you will damage it. It’s going in, go ahead."

The Narrator says MISSION
ACCOMPLISHED, AND INDIA HOUSE
IS ALREADY LOOKING LIKE A
DISTILLERY.

A clip shows a man in his forties standing by a still. He is clean-shaven, and is wearing a yellow vest, and a yellow helmet.
A caption reads "John Whetstone. Stills Manufacturer."

He says WE'RE AT THE
STAGE NOW WHERE WE THOUGHT WE'D
BE AT THE END OF THE DAY.
ANYTHING WE DO NOW IS A BONUS;
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT YOU
CAPITALIZE ON THESE GOOD TIMES.

Several clips show workers assembling the stills

The Narrator says ONCE UP AND
RUNNING, THESE TWO STILLS WILL
PRODUCE ENOUGH GIN TO MAKE A
MILLION BOTTLES A WEEK.
WITH ITS EIGHT-TANK STORAGE
FACILITY IN PLACE AND MORE
STILLS TO COME, THE COMMERCIAL
DISTILLERY AT LAVERSTOKE IS
RAPIDLY TAKING SHAPE.

An animated clip shows an aerial view of the site with the distillery highlighted. Then, a building beyond it gets highlighted.

The Narrator continues BUT BY FAR THE MOST AMBITIOUS
PART OF THIS PROJECT IS ACROSS
THE COURTYARD, IN WHAT WILL BE
THE VISITOR CENTRE.
AS THE SHOWCASE FOR HIS BOMBAY
SAPPHIRE BRAND, JOHN BURKE KNEW
THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THE
VISITOR CENTRE NEEDED TO BE
EXTRA SPECIAL.
HE TURNED TO THOMAS
HEATHERWICK, THE DESIGNER WHO
ACHIEVED WORLDWIDE FAME WITH
HIS LONDON GAMES OLYMPIC FLAME
CAULDRON.

A photo shows the Olympic flame in the London Olympics 2012.

The Narrator continues FOR BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, HIS STUDIO
DESIGNED TWO SHIMMERING
GLASSHOUSES THAT WOULD BE THE
DISTILLERY'S POSTCARD IMAGE.

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A clip shows a man in his early forties. He has a stubble beard, short curly brown hair, and is wearing a black sweater.
A caption reads "Thomas Heatherwick. Heatherwick Studio."

Thomas says WE WERE
VERY INFLUENCED BY THE
GLASSHOUSES OF THE VICTORIANS.
WE SET OURSELVES THE BRIEF WITH
THIS PROJECT TO TRY AND WORK
WITH THAT AMBIGUOUS THING
CALLED BEAUTY.

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A clip shows Thomas, wearing security gear, and walking in the site.

The Narrator says HAVING CREATED THE
NEW BUS FOR LONDON AND THE
DAZZLING BRITISH PAVILION AT
THE 2010 SHANGHAI EXPO,
HEATHERWICK ALREADY HAD A
REPUTATION AS THE MOST MODERN
OF DESIGNERS.
AT LAVERSTOKE MILL, HOWEVER, HE

Thomas says I THINK
WE'LL MAKE THE EXISTING
BUILDINGS LOOK EVEN BETTER, AND
THEY WILL MAKE OUR MODERN
INTERVENTION LOOK, I THINK,
MORE PRECIOUS.

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An animated clip shows a model of the glass structures planned for the site.

The Narrator says BECAUSE OF THEIR
SIZE AND SETTING, HEATHERWICK'S
STEEL AND GLASS STRUCTURES WILL
NEED TO BE BUILT ON MASSIVELY
SECURE FOUNDATIONS.

A clip shows two men in a muddy pit, working on the foundations.

The Narrator continues THESE STRANGE-LOOKING COLUMNS
ARE ACTUALLY THE TIPS OF HUGE
REINFORCED CONCRETE PILLARS.
THEY GO DOWN AS MUCH AS 15
METRES INTO THE BEDROCK BELOW.
THE EXPOSED CONCRETE IS NOT
NEEDED, SO IS CHISELED AWAY TO
REVEAL THE STEEL.
IT'S THIS STEEL THAT WILL BE
CONNECTED TO THE MAIN
GLASSHOUSE STRUCTURAL
FOUNDATIONS.
AND IT'S WHEN BUILDING THESE
THAT THINGS GET A LITTLE MORE
PRECISE.

A clip shows two men measuring.

A man says JAMES IS
KNOWN AS 2mm JAMES AND I'M
KNOWN AS 10mm MITCH.
SO, BETWEEN THE TWO OF US,
WE'RE WITHIN 8mm.

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A clip shows two men lining up curved wooden slabs.

The Narrator says CIVIL ENGINEERS
MITCH AND JAMES ARE LAYING OUT
CAREFULLY SHAPED SECTIONS OF
WOOD, CALLED SHUTTERING.
WHEN THESE ARE JOINED UP INTO
TWO CIRCLES, THEY WILL CREATE
THE MOULDS FOR TWO BIG DONUTS
OF CONCRETE ONTO WHICH EACH
GLASSHOUSE WILL BE BOLTED.

Mitchell says ARE YOU
HAPPY WITH THAT, JAMES?

James says YEAH.

The Narrator says IT'S UP TO MITCH
AND JAMES TO ACCURATELY
POSITION THE SHUTTERING SO THAT
THE GLASSHOUSES START OFF IN
EXACTLY THE RIGHT PLACE.

A clip shows Mitchel holding a measuring tape.
He is in his forties, clean-shaven, and is wearing an orange coat, and white helmet.
A caption reads "Mitchell Jeffrey. Civil Engineer."

Mitchell says WE'LL TAKE
THIS OUT TO OUR SET DISTANCE,
AND THEN WHAT WE DO IS WE
CREATE A CORRECT POSITION ALL
THE WAY AROUND IN A CIRCLE.
THAT IS THE POSITION OF WHERE
WE FIX THE SHUTTERS.
THIS IS THE OLD STYLE, BUT IT
WORKS.
IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE; WE'RE
USING A SYSTEM HERE THAT THEY
BUILT THE PYRAMIDS WITH, AND
THEY'VE BUILT THINGS FOR
THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
AND IT'S BEEN GOOD ENOUGH FOR
ALL THAT TIME, SO IT'S GOOD
ENOUGH FOR US.
JUST SQUEEZE IT TO ME A LITTLE
BIT, JAMES.
YEP, WHOA.

An animated clip shows a model of the finished site.

The Narrator says THE GLASSHOUSES
ARE THE ONLY COMPLETELY NEW
BUILDINGS IN THE VISITOR CENTRE
DESIGN.
THE REST WILL BE THE ORIGINAL
VICTORIAN STRUCTURES, ONCE
THEY'VE BEEN CAREFULLY RESTORED
AND REFITTED.

A clip shows a worker using an excavator to dig in the ground.

The Narrator says BUT LURKING UNDERNEATH THESE
BUILDINGS IS A COMPLEX WEB OF
UNCHARTED CHANNELS AND PIPES.

Geoffrey says THAT BIG
METAL PIPE COMES THERE!

The Narrator says YET ANOTHER
UNDERGROUND DISCOVERY IS A
FAMILIAR AND UNWELCOME SIGHT
FOR GEOFF CARTER.

Geoffrey says EVERYTHING
THESE LADS DO, THEY HIT
PROBLEMS, BE IT TUNNELS,
CONTAMINATED WATER, FUEL TANKS,
ICE HOUSES, THE RIVER.
THEY REALLY HAVE HAD A HARD
TIME, AND YOU JUST DON'T KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO FIND ON
THIS SITE.

A clip shows Geoffrey walking around the site with another man.

The Narrator says GEOFF IS JOINED ON
SITE BY WILL BRIX.
WILL IS MANAGER OF THE VISITOR
CENTRE, AND WITH THE OPENING
THEORETICALLY JUST SIX MONTHS
AWAY, HE'S PLANNING AND
RECRUITING.

Geoffrey says LET'S GO
AND HAVE A LOOK IN HERE.

The Narrator continues HE'S ALSO
WORRYING, BECAUSE THE SITE
SEEMS VERY QUIET.

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Will Brix is in his forties, has a brown full beard and is wearing a yellow coat, and blue helmet.

Will says HOW MANY PEOPLE
WE GOT ON SITE RIGHT NOW?

Geoffrey says 87.

Will says BUT I THOUGHT WE
WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT 150,
200 AT THIS POINT, WITH THE
PROCESS ENGINEERS TURNING UP.

Geoffrey says RIGHT,
WELL, AT THE MOMENT, WE'VE LOTS
OF AREAS ON STOP BECAUSE ALL
COSTS HAVE GONE IN FOR APPROVAL.
WE HAVEN'T GOT APPROVAL ON
COSTS, SO I CAN'T GET
BRICKLAYERS GOING, I CAN'T GET
JOINERS GOING.
ALL THE BAR AREA IS ON STOP,
BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT
IS YOU WANT AND WE DON'T KNOW
WHAT WE'RE DOING.

Will says SO, WE'RE FIVE TO
SIX MONTHS AWAY FROM OPENING.
DO YOU THINK WE'RE EVER GOING
TO GET THERE?

Geoffrey says WE'LL GET
THERE EVENTUALLY; YOU MIGHT NOT
GET IT FOR WHEN YOU WANT IT.

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The Narrator says IT SEEMS UNPLANNED
EXCAVATIONS ARE NOT THE ONLY
OBSTACLE TO PROGRESS ON THE
VISITOR CENTRE.

A clip shows Geoffrey and Will walking on a bridge, over a narrow river.

Geoffrey says WE CAN'T
GET THESE PATHS DOWN BECAUSE WE
DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS YOU WANT.
THE FINISHES...

Will says WE'VE GONE OVER
THAT; IT'S A COBBLESTONE, SAME
AS THE COURTYARD.

Geoffrey says WE NEED TO
GET THE CLOCK IN UP THERE, BUT
YOU HAVEN'T APPROVED THE COSTS.

The Narrator says GEOFF'S GLOOMY
SITE TOUR IS NOT MAKING WILL'S
DAY ANY EASIER.

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Geoffrey says YOU'LL FEEL
A LOT BETTER AT THE END OF
THE JOB.

Will says AT THE END OF THE
JOB, BUT NOW...

Geoffrey says YOU'LL HAVE
ALL THIS EMOTION.

Will says NOW, I JUST WANT
TO KILL YOU.

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Several clips show men working on the foundations of the glass houses.

The Narrator says LAYING FOUNDATIONS
OFTEN MEANS WORKING BELOW THE
WATER TABLE IN WET CONDITIONS,
BUT WITH THE GLASSHOUSE
FOUNDATIONS BEING MADE
LITERALLY UNDER A RIVERBED,
WATER IS PUSHING IN FROM EVERY
ANGLE.

A clip shows water flowing through a crack in the concrete.

The Narrator says TO STEM THE FLOW, MITCH AND HIS
CREW NEED EVERY TRICK IN THE
BOOK - AND SOME THAT AREN'T IN
THE BOOK.

Mitchell says WHAT'S
HAPPENING IS THE WATER TABLE'S
SO HIGH AND WE'RE ACTUALLY SO
BELOW IN OUR CONSTRUCTION THAT
WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WATER
COMING UP UNDERNEATH.
SO, ONE WAY OF TRYING TO FIGHT
AGAINST IT IS- WHAT THEY DO IS,
AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, IT ISN'T A
PIECE OF LITTER; IT'S ACTUALLY
THE TOP OF A SPRITE BOTTLE.
AND WHAT WE DO IS WE CONCRETE
THAT PIECE IN; WATER WILL
ALWAYS TRY AND FIND THE EASIEST
ROUTE.
SO, IF WE LET IT COME OUT
THROUGH THE TOP OF THE BOTTLE,
ONCE THIS BIT OF CONCRETE
HERE'S GONE OFF AND SET
PROPERLY, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF
TAKING THE ORDINARY LID THAT'S
OFF THE PLASTIC BOTTLE.

He screws the lid on the bottle.

Mitchell continues AND THEN YOU JUST SCREW IT INTO
POSITION, LIKE THIS, YOU SEE?
AND THEN WHAT WE'VE DONE IS
WE'VE STOPPED THE LEAK IN THAT
LOCATION.
AND WE HAVE TO DO THIS MANY
TIMES, AND THEN EVENTUALLY,
WE'VE STOPPED THE BIG LEAKS, SO
IT'S NICE AND DRY FOR THE
WATERPROOFERS.
THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN
DONE FOR PROBABLY A FEW YEARS
AFTER THEY INVENTED SCREW TOP
PLASTIC BOTTLES.
IT'S BEST WITH CHAMPAGNE.
ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO GET THE
CORK BACK IN.
YOU NEVER SEE MY ART, YOU NEVER
SEE MY SKILLS.
I CAN DRIVE AROUND ALL OVER
HAMPSHIRE AND SHOW PEOPLE: I
WAS ON THAT PROJECT, I WAS ON
THAT PROJECT; AND THEY SAY,
WHICH BIT DID YOU DID?
AND I SAY, WELL, IT'S ABOUT 10
FOOT UNDER THE GROUND.
WHICH IS A SHAME, BUT THAT'S
MY PROFESSION.

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A clip shows Geoffrey and Will touring around the site.

Geoffrey says YOU CAN SEE
THE RIVER THERE AND WE'RE
ALREADY A COUPLE OF METRES
BELOW IT.
WE'VE HAD TO INSTALL PUMPS.

The Narrator says WHILE KEEPING HIS
CLIENT AND CREWS HAPPY, SITE
MANAGER GEOFF CARTER ALSO HAS
TO WORRY ABOUT NOISE.

Geoffrey says I'VE HAD THE
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DOWN HERE.

The Narrator says THESE FOUNDATIONS
NEED AN ARSENAL OF NOISY PUMPS
TO KEEP THEM WORKABLE, BUT
STRICT REGULATIONS MEAN
SWITCHING THEM OFF AT NIGHT.

Geoffrey says I WOULD
LIKE TO KEEP THE PUMPS RUNNING
ALL THE TIME, BUT I CAN'T.
YOU'VE GOT THE THREAT OF THE
PROHIBITION NOTICE, YOU GET THE
COMPLAINTS FROM THE NEIGHBOURS,
AND IT'S SO HARD TRYING TO DO
THINGS RIGHT ALL THE TIME; IT
REALLY IS.

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The Narrator says DESPITE GEOFF'S
BEST EFFORTS, THE SHEER SCALE
OF THE OPERATION TO TRANSFORM
THE MILL IS HAVING A
SUBSTANTIAL LOCAL IMPACT.

Black and white pictures show people working in a paper mill.

The Narrator continues 100 YEARS AGO, LAVERSTOKE
VILLAGE WAS ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY
POPULATED BY WORKERS FROM A
PAPER MILL THAT WAS THE BEATING
HEART OF THE COMMUNITY.
HOWEVER, SINCE PAPER PRODUCTION
STOPPED IN 1963, LAVERSTOKE'S
320 VILLAGERS HAVE GROWN USED
TO THE QUIET OF ITS SLOW DECAY.
BUT THE ARRIVAL OF BOMBAY
SAPPHIRE HAS CHANGED ALL THAT.

A clip shows two women walking with a dog on the street.

The Narrator continues A FEW LAVERSTOKE RESIDENTS HAVE
MADE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT
EXCESS NOISE FROM THE SITE.

One of them says THE WINDOWS
HAVE BEEN GOING IN.

The other woman says IT'S TAKEN
WHAT SEEMS TO BE AN AGE TO PUT
THOSE IN.

The Narrator says AS HEAD OF THE
LOCAL PARISH COUNCIL, CAROLINE
JOLLY KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT SOME
NEIGHBOURS HAVE BEEN SAYING.

Caroline Jolly is in her late forties, has long brown hair, and is wearing a dark gray T-shirt over a blue long sleeve shirt.
A caption reads "Caroline Jolly. Laverstoke Parish Council."

Caroline says THERE HAS
BEEN THE GRUMBLINGS AND THE
MINOR IRRITATIONS, BUT YOU
CAN'T AVOID THE FACT THAT THERE
IS NOISE COMING FROM A
CONSTRUCTION SITE.

Several clips show the construction crew working on the site.

Caroline continues WHERE WE HAD HAD NOTHING
BEFORE.
FOR SOME, IT IS SOMETHING THAT
THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET
USED TO.
FOR OTHERS, IT'S VERY EXCITING.
AT LEAST SOMETHING IS
HAPPENING.
THE PAST OF THE MILL WAS PAPER;
THE FUTURE OF THE MILL IS
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN.

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The Narrator says THAT GIN MOVES A
STEP CLOSER EACH DAY.
WITH THE TWO
ITALIAN COPPERSMITHS ON SITE
NOW PUTTING THE FINISHING
TOUCHES TO THEIR BEAUTIFUL
COPPER STILLS.

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A clip shows a coppersmith opening a plastic can labeled "Pasta Decapante."

He says "Pasta is paste. It’s base on nitric acid."

The Narrator says GIANNI RUBS ON A
SPECIAL PASTE OF MILD ACID
BEFORE A QUICK RINSE.

A clip shows Gianni painting a copper tube with acid. After that he rubs it with dirt.

The Narrator says THEN SOME GOOD,
OLD-FASHIONED DIRT BRINGS THE
COPPER BACK TO ITS DAZZLING
BEST.

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Gianni says OKAY.

The Narrator says AS DRAMATIC AS THE
TWO STILLS ARE, THEY WILL NOT
TAKE CENTRE STAGE HERE.

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An animated clip shows the glasshouses outside the distillery.

The Narrator says THAT ROLE IS TAKEN BY
HEATHERWICK'S GLAMOROUS
GLASSHOUSES.
WITH THEIR CURVACEOUS DESIGN,
THESE TWO STRUCTURES ARE
VISUALLY SEDUCTIVE, BUT THOSE
LOOKS BRING WITH THEM THEIR OWN
BIG PROBLEM: HOW TO BUILD THEM
SPECIALIST CONSTRUCTION
ENGINEERS AT BELLAPART IN SPAIN
ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE OF
SOLVING THE PROBLEMS POSED BY
THE DESIGN.

A clip shows a woman sitting in the back of a car. She is in her forties, has long brown hair tied up, and is wearing a dark blue coat.
A caption reads "Katerina Dionysopoulou. Lead Architect."

The Narrator continues PROJECT ARCHITECT KATERINA IS
TRAVELLING TO CATALONIA TO SEE
HOW BELLAPART ARE GETTING ON
WITH MAKING THE GLASS AND STEEL
STRUCTURES.

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Katerina says WE
ARE PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES IN
THE SENSE THAT WE ARE MAKING A
VERY COMPLICATED FORM.
WE'RE ASKING BOTH THE STEEL AND
THE GLASS TO DO STUFF THAT
MAYBE THEY'VE DONE BEFORE IN
SMALLER PORTIONS, BUT
DEFINITELY THEY'RE NOT REALLY
COMFORTABLE IN DOING.

The Narrator says AT THE BACK OF
THEIR FACTORY, BELLAPART HAVE
ALREADY BUILT A FULL-SCALE
PROTOTYPE SECTION OF A
GLASSHOUSE TO TEST THEIR
ENGINEERING.

A clip shows a glass structure held together by a metal frame.

The Narrator says THE GLASS IS HELD IN PLACE BY
STEEL FRAMES CALLED MULLIONS.
ON THE SURFACE, THESE MULLIONS
ARE SMOOTH AND SLEEK, BUT
SANDWICHED WITHIN THEM LURKS A
COMPLEX SYSTEM OF CONNECTORS
AND CLAMPS, ALL VERY SLIGHTLY
DIFFERENT AND ALL BEING MADE IN
THE FACTORY.

A clip shows a man holding a piece of aluminum.
He is in his forties, clean-shave, with short black hair. He is wearing a yellow vest over a black shirt.
A caption reads "Albert Vidal. Technical Director."

Albert says HERE IS WHERE
WE HAVE THE RAW MATERIAL FOR
THE CONNECTORS AND
SUPER-CONNECTORS.
AS YOU SEE, WE START FROM THESE
PIECES OF ALUMINIUM, AND HERE
YOU CAN SEE THE CONNECTORS.
AND AS YOU CAN SEE, EACH ONE
HAS THE REFERENCE BECAUSE EACH
OF THEM IS DIFFERENT, AND WE'LL
HAVE AROUND 12,000 DIFFERENT
ONES, 12,000 DIFFERENT PARTS.
THIS ANGLE BENDS THE MULLION TO
ITS FINAL SHAPE.
BY BOLTING THESE TWO PARTS
AGAINST THIS SHAPE, WE HAVE THE
RIGHT SHAPE OF THE MULLION
ITSELF.

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Several clips show machines drilling and milling pieces of metal to the right shapes.

The Narrator says BELLAPART ARE
WORKING HARD SO THEY CAN START
BUILDING AT LAVERSTOKE IN LESS
THAN A MONTH.

Albert says 12000 PARTS, HALF AN
HOUR EACH PART IT’S 6000 HOURS.
NOW WE ARE WORKING
16 HOURS PER DAY.

A clip shows Katerina, Albert, and another man walking around in the workshop.

The Narrator says BUT IT'S NOT THE
CONNECTORS KAT WANTS TO SEE
TODAY; IT'S THE STEEL SUPPORTS,
OR MULLIONS.

Katerina asks HOW
ARE YOU DOING WITH ALL THE
COMPONENTS?

A worker says WE ARE NOW DOING THE
FIRST BATCH OF THE MULLIONS.

Katerina says COOL.
NICE.

The Narrator says KAT AND HER
COLLEAGUE, ELIOT, ARE HERE TO
DECIDE ON THE FINISH THE
MULLIONS WILL BE GIVEN.

The worker says ONE, TWO, THREE MADE
OF LIQUID.
THIS IS POWDER COATING.

Eliot says SO DIFFERENT,
SO DIFFERENT.

(music plays)

A clip shows Katerina and a group of men checking different types of steel.

The Narrator says ON A PREVIOUS TRIP
HERE, KAT FELL IN LOVE WITH A
HIGH QUALITY ANODIZED EFFECT
FOR THE STEEL.

Katerina asks SO,
PRICE WISE, IS THIS-?

A man says RELATIVE TO THE
ORIGINAL PRICE, IT'S OVER
DOUBLE.

Katerina says AH,
OKAY.
I WAS REALLY PETRIFIED OVER THE
WEEKEND.
IT'S FINE!

The Narrator says HOWEVER, IT WASN'T
THE COST THAT'S CAUSED A
RETHINK.
IT TURNED OUT THE ANODIZED
FINISH WAS UNSTABLE AND
IMPRACTICAL, SO TODAY IT'S BACK
TO THE DRAWING BOARD.

(music plays)

A clip shows Katerina and Eliot in the workshop. Eliot is holding a steel sample in his hands.
He is in his thirties, clean-shaven, with short brown hair, and is wearing a yellow vest over a gray T-shirt.
A caption reads "Eliot Postma. Architect."

Eliot says OUR ORIGINAL
INTENTION WAS ACTUALLY A
CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF THE
STAINLESS STEEL.
SO, RATHER THAN AN ACTUAL
COLOUR APPLIED TO THE SURFACE,
IT ACTUALLY TREATS THE METAL
ITSELF.
AND SO, WE'VE BEEN USING THIS
AS A BASE TO TRY AND MATCH THE
PAINT COLOURS AGAINST, IF YOU
LIKE.

Katerina says WE
REALIZED A MONTH AGO THAT THIS
PROCESS WAS NOT FEASIBLE WITHIN
THE TIMEFRAME, THAT WE ACTUALLY
HAD TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT.
SO, WE HAD TO LET GO SOMETHING
THAT WE WERE IN LOVE WITH FOR
ABOUT TWO YEARS.
SO, THAT WAS A BIT OF A
CHALLENGE FOR US.

Eliot says IT'S SAD THAT
YOU'RE NO LONGER LOOKING AT THE
METAL; YOU'RE LOOKING AT PAINT.
BECAUSE I THINK WE CAN SAFELY
SAY THIS ONE IS DEFINITELY OUT;
IT'S TOO HOT AND TOO FLAT.

Katerina says WE
CAN VERY EASILY MAKE THE WRONG
DECISION SOMEHOW.
WE'RE AT THE LAST STAGES, SO
YES...
YEAH, IT'S STRESSFUL, I HAVE TO
SAY.
LET'S NOT DELAY THE PROGRAM.
I KINDA THINK IT'S GOING TO
WORK BUT I STILL WANT TO LOOK
AT IT.

The Narrator says PAINFUL AS THEY
ARE, THESE COMPROMISES ARE
CRUCIAL IF LAVERSTOKE MILL IS
TO STAY ANYWHERE NEAR ON BUDGET
AND ON SCHEDULE.

(music plays)
An animated clip shows the model for the glasshouses.

The Narrator says ONCE BUILT, THESE GLASSHOUSES
WILL NOT JUST LOOK INCREDIBLE,
THEY'LL ALSO HELP TELL THE
STORY OF HOW BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
MAKE THEIR GIN.
INSIDE WILL GROW AN ARRAY OF
EXOTIC PLANT LIFE, AMONG THEM
SPECIMENS OF THE 10 DIFFERENT
PLANTS WHOSE DRIED BOTANICALS
ARE USED TO CREATE THE GIN'S
FLAVOUR.
IT'S AN UNUSUAL, AMBITIOUS
CONCEPT THAT REQUIRES CAREFUL
PLANNING AND EXECUTION.

A clip shows a large botanical garden on a vast green field.

The Narrator continues SO, WANTING THE BEST EXPERTISE
POSSIBLE, THE WORLD-FAMOUS
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW, IN
LONDON WERE ASKED TO HELP.

A clip shows a woman walking in a greenhouse. She is in her forties, has long brown hair, and is wearing a black T-shirt.
A caption reads "Lara Jewitt. Nurseries Manager."

The Narrator says LARA JEWITT IS DESIGNING A VERY
DIFFERENT GARDEN FOR EACH
GLASSHOUSE: ONE TROPICAL, THE
OTHER MEDITERRANEAN.

Lara says THE TROPICAL
ONE IS GOING TO BE LUSH AND
LOTS OF LEAVES AND FLOWERS
GOING ON.
WHEREAS THE TEMPERATE ONE, IT'S
A COOLER CLIMATE, AND TO
REPRESENT THAT MORE KIND OF
MEDITERRANEAN FEEL, IT'S GOING
TO BE A LOT MORE SPACIOUS, AND
THAT'S WHY IT'S GOING IN THE
BIGGER GLASS HOUSE.

The Narrator says LARA'S BRIEF IS TO
CREATE TACTILE GARDENS THAT
ALSO LEAVE THE GLASSHOUSES'
UNIQUE DESIGN ON SHOW.

A clip shows Lara standing beside a palm tree.

Lara says THEY DON'T WANT
IT TO BE GROWING UP THE GLASS
OR PUT ANY STRUCTURES IN THERE.
SO, I'VE PUT THINGS LIKE THIS
PALM IN, QUITE MATURE
SPECIMENS, SO THE TROPICAL
CLIMBERS CAN CLIMB UP THE TRUNK
AND THEN GO ALONG THE LEAF AND
THEN HANG DOWN, SO WHEN PEOPLE
ARE WALKING THROUGH IT'S ALMOST
LIKE THEY'RE FIGHTING THEIR WAY
THROUGH IT.

(music plays)

The Narrator says THE PALMS WILL ADD
DRAMA, BUT IT'S GROWING
SPECIMENS OF THE TEN GIN
BOTANICALS THAT PROMISES TO BE
THE GREATEST CHALLENGE.

Lara says THE TROPICAL
PLANTS NEED A LOT OF FEED TO
LOOK HEALTHY AND GROW.
THE MEDITERRANEAN NEED LESS AND
NEED TO BE KEPT DRIER.
THERE'S A LOT OF SHORT-LIVED
STUFF, THINGS LIKE THE
CORIANDER THAT'S BOTANICAL
GROWS VERY QUICKLY, BOLTS
WITHIN MONTHS.
SO, THAT'LL HAVE TO BE
SUCCESSIONALLY SOWN AND
REPLANTED.

(music plays)

Several clips show a metal frame in the gardens.

The Narrator says LARA HAS THE
LUXURY OF TAKING INSPIRATION
FOR HER DESIGNS FROM WITHIN THE
FAMOUSLY ORNATE WROUGHT IRON
FRAME OF KEW GARDENS' STUNNING
VICTORIAN PALM HOUSE...
COMPLETED IN 1848.

(music plays)
A clip shows a group of men working on a metal staircase in the site.

The Narrator says LAVERSTOKE MILL HAS A CAST IRON
STAIRCASE THAT IS ALMOST THE
SAME AGE, BUT HAS RECEIVED A
LOT LESS ATTENTION - UNTIL
TODAY.

(music plays)
Jamie Strak is leading the group. He is in his forties has a short brown moustache, short brown hair, and is wearing a yellow coat, and black helmet.
A caption reads "Jamie Strak. Metalwork Specialist."

Jamie says TAKE A FEW OF
THEM OUT, LOOSEN THEM OFF, THEN
HOPEFULLY START TAKING THEM
FROM THE BOTTOM AND SLIDING
THEM OUT THROUGH.
GOT TO DO IT AS GENTLY AS WE
CAN.
IT'S QUITE PAINSTAKING, AND
IT'S GOING TO BE A
TIME-CONSUMING TASK AS WELL.

The Narrator says IT'S LIKELY THESE
SCREWS HAVE BEEN LOCKED TIGHT
FOR OVER A CENTURY, AND THE
CAST IRON IS BRITTLE AS OLD
BONES.

The men take a metal step off the stair.

A man says THIS IS A BROKEN
PIECE, SO WE'VE WIRED 'EM
TOGETHER SO WE CAN MEND 'EM
WHEN WE GET TO THE WORKSHOP.

The Narrator says THE EFFORT NEEDED
TO REMOVE THESE STAIRS INTACT
FOR RESTORATION SHOWS WHY
METICULOUS RENOVATIONS CAN BE
SO MUCH MORE COSTLY THAN NEW
BUILDS.

Fast clips show people working at the construction site.

The Narrator says THE MASSIVE PROJECT TO
TRANSFORM DERELICT LAVERSTOKE
MILL FROM INDUSTRIAL RELIC INTO
STATE-OF-THE-ART GIN DISTILLERY
IS NOW INTO ITS SECOND YEAR.

A clip shows the two coppersmiths taking photos in the distillery.
One of them says "Beautiful."

The Narrator says THE TWO GIANT COPPER STILLS ARE
RESPLENDENT IN THE MAIN STILL
HOUSE.

The Narrator says AND THE GIN-MAKING
DEPARTMENT IS PROGRESSING WELL.
BUT HEATHERWICK'S GLASSHOUSES
ARE PROVING A TOUGH CHALLENGE
TO MANUFACTURE, WITH LEAD
ARCHITECT KATERINA FEELING THE
PRESSURE.

A clip shows Katerina looking at metal samples at the workshop.

She says WE
CAN VERY EASILY MAKE THE WRONG
DECISION SOMEHOW.
YEAH, IT'S STRESSFUL.

(music plays)

A clip shows Mitchell and James working in the glasshouses foundations.

The Narrator says AT LEAST THE
GLASSHOUSE FOUNDATIONS ARE WELL
UNDERWAY, BEING WATERPROOFED.

Mitchell asks ARE YOU
HAPPY WITH THAT, JAMES?

James says YEAH.

(music plays)

The Narrator says HOWEVER, THE
CRUMBLING VICTORIAN BUILDINGS
THAT WILL BECOME THE MAIN
VISITOR CENTRE ARE TAKING AN
AGE TO TRANSFORM.

A clip shows Geoffrey walking with Will.

Geoffrey says WE'LL GET
THERE EVENTUALLY; YOU MIGHT NOT
GET IT FOR WHEN YOU WANT IT.

The Narrator says FOR JOHN BURKE,
THE MAN WHO'S PERSUADED HIS
COMPANY TO INVEST TENS OF
MILLIONS OF POUNDS HERE, THIS
GLACIAL PROGRESS CAN MAKE HIS
SITE VISITS TENSE AFFAIRS.

John says SOME DAYS, I
COME AND YOU'RE ALARMED AT HOW
LITTLE PROGRESS THERE'S BEEN
MADE.
SOME DAYS, YOU COME AND YOU
FIND A FINISH ISN'T HOW YOU
IMAGINED IT, OR WORSE, YOU SEE
A FINISH THAT YOU DIDN'T EVEN
KNOW HAD BEEN CHOSEN AND IT
ISN'T RIGHT.

The Narrator says DESPITE HAVING
BUILT SEVERAL FACTORIES BEFORE,
NOTHING QUITE PREPARED JOHN
BURKE FOR THE CHALLENGES THROWN
DOWN BY THIS ATTEMPT TO
RESURRECT LAVERSTOKE MILL.

John says THIS IS A WHOLE
NEW BALL GAME.
YOU DEAL WITH A SITE WITH
HERITAGE AND NATURE; YOU'RE
DEALING WITH OLD BUILDINGS AND
SOME REALLY EXCITING NEW
TECHNOLOGY AND A BUILD THAT'S
NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.
SO, IT IS A RECIPE FOR A VERY
INTERESTING PROJECT.

(music plays)

Several clips show a man cleaning the outside walls of a building with pressurized water.

The Narrator says AMONG THE OLDEST
AND MOST PRIZED BUILDINGS AT
LAVERSTOKE ARE THE WORKERS'
TERRACED COTTAGES.
SINCE BEING BUILT 170 YEARS
AGO, THESE FLINT AND BRICK
WALLS HAVE BEEN PAINTED AND
REPAIRED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
THIS TIME, THOUGH, THEY'RE
BEING BROUGHT BACK TO THEIR
BEST.
HAVING BEEN COATED WITH MILD
ACID, A JET WASH OF SUPER-HOT
STEAM LIFTS AWAY CENTURIES OF
PAINT AND GRIME.
IT'S ACTUALLY A DELICATE
BUSINESS.

The man says THE CLOSER YOU GET
WITH GUN, THE MORE DAMAGE IT
DOES, SO YOU WANT TO DO AS
LITTLE DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE.
THEY'LL BE SOME BRICKS THAT YOU
CAN'T HELP BUT DAMAGE; IT'S AS
WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED,
REALLY.
ALL THE POINTING BETWEEN THE
FLINT, KEITH WILL SORT THAT OUT
WITH ALL HIS SPECIALIST
KNOWLEDGE.
[chuckling]

A clip shows a man in his fifties, clean-shaven, and wearing a yellow vest over a blue T-shirt, and a white helmet.
A caption reads "Keith Challis. Brickwork Restorer."

Keith asks HOW WE GETTING
ON WITH THAT MUCK, GARY?

Gary says ALL RIGHT.

Keith says CAN WE GO A
LITTLE BIT FASTER, CAN WE?
TIME IS MONEY.

(music plays)

Several clips show Keith and Gary working on the wall.

The Narrator says KEITH IS A
SPECIALIST IN BRICKWORK
RESTORATION.

(music plays)

Gary says YEAH?

Keith says THAT'S GOOD.

The Narrator says DECADES OF
EXPERIENCE MEAN KEITH CAN BLEND
HIS WORK INTO, AND EVEN IMPROVE
ON, THE ORIGINAL WALL.

Keith says EVEN THOUGH
I'M JUST LIKE, SORT OF CHUCKING
IT IN THERE AT THE MOMENT AND
IT'S LOOKING VERY HAPHAZARD,
IT WILL COME TOGETHER.

Gary says IT'S ALL ABOUT
CONSERVATION, RESTORING, PUTTING
IT BACK AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY.
THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT AN OLD
FELLA ON IT NOW.

Keith says OH, I WOULDN'T SAY
THAT OLD, GARY.
IF IT WAS GIVING PUSH COME TO
SHOVE, THEY WOULD BE HARD
PUSHED TO SEE WHO WAS THE
OLDEST, I THINK, WOULD THEY
NOT?

Gary asks SO, WHAT TEXTURE ARE
YOU DOING NOW, KEITH?

Keith says I'M WHAT THEY DOING
CALLED A SNAIL TRAIL.
IT GETS RID OF MOST OF THE
EXCESS STUFF THAT I PUT ON
THERE.
PUSH IT IN AND THEN JUST CUT
ROUND WHERE THE STONE IS.
IT'S A LABOUR OF LOVE IN A
CERTAIN RESPECT.

Gary says LABOUR OF LOVE.

(music plays)

A clip shows a group of men working on the foundations of the glasshouses.

The Narrator says ACROSS THE
COURTYARD, A MORE 21ST CENTURY
BUILDING TECHNIQUE IS BEING PUT
INTO PRACTICE, AS A CRUCIAL
STAGE OF THE GLASSHOUSE
FOUNDATIONS GETS UNDERWAY.
TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION OF
RISING FROM THE RIVER, THE
LOWEST METRE OF THE GLASSHOUSES
WILL, IN PLACES, ACTUALLY BE
UNDERWATER.
WITH SO MUCH H2O SWIRLING
AROUND, THE GLASSHOUSE
FOUNDATIONS NEED TO BE 100 percent
WATERPROOF, WHICH IS WHY THE
FIRM THAT'S TAKEN ON THE JOB
ARE SO SPECIALIZED...
USUALLY EMPLOYED KEEPING WATER
IN, BUILDING SWIMMING POOLS.

Several clips show two men unrolling waterproof carpets on the foundations.

A man says WE'RE NOT
NORMALLY THIS LOW BELOW A
RIVER, BUT...
[chuckling]

The Narrator says JOHNNY AND STEVE
ARE LAYING A HIGH-TECH PRODUCT
OVER THIS LOWER CONCRETE BASE.
THIS WILL KEEP THE NEXT LAYER
OF CONCRETE DRY AND STABLE.

Steve says HE SEEMS TO GET AWAY
WITH DOING ALL THE EASY STUFF,
AND I'VE GOT TO DO ALL THE HARD
WORK.

Jonathan is in his forties, clean-shaven, and is wearing a yellow vest over a blue T-shirt, and a white helmet.
A caption reads "Jonathan Ings. Waterproofing Engineer."

Jonathan says YOU'RE ONLY
IN THE POSITION THAT YOU
DESERVE, I SUPPOSE, AREN'T YOU?
[laughing]
IT'S A BIT LIKE A CARPET,
REALLY, BUT IT'S GOT GRANULES
INSIDE THAT WHEN THEY GET WET,
THEY RELEASE A GEL.
SO, THERE'S GOING TO BE
CONCRETE POURED ON TOP, AND ALL
THE GEL WILL ACTUALLY PENETRATE
INTO ANY IMPERFECTIONS IN THE
CONCRETE AND SEAL ANY HOLES,
MAKE THE CONCRETE TOTALLY
WATERTIGHT.

(music plays)

A clip shows Keith and Gary working on a wall.

The Narrator says WHILE THE
GLASSHOUSES ARE BUILT USING
STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNIQUES,
KEITH IS CONTENT APPLYING HIS
ARTISAN SKILLS TO THE COTTAGES'
FLINT WALLS.

Keith says SEE, THAT'S WHAT THE
FELLA DONE BEFORE; HE HAD A BIG
HOLE AND SO HE THREW A BIT OF
MUCK IN THERE AND SAID, GIVE ME
20 QUID, I'VE SORTED THAT OUT.
BUT WHEN A PROFESSIONAL MAN
COMES ALONG...

Gary says YOU SEE, THAT'S THE
KIND OF THING THAT THE
CONSERVATION PEOPLE WOULD
EXPECT YOU TO DO.
IF THERE'S A HOLE AS BIG AS
THAT, THEN JUST NAP THE STONE.
IT LOOKS LIKE IT GREW THERE,
KEITH.

Keith says YES, IT DOES.

(music plays)

Several clips show Jonathan covering the corners of the foundations with a black paste.

The Narrator says IN THE
FOUNDATIONS, THE WALL-TO-WALL
WATERPROOFING CARPET IS IN
PLACE, AND NOW A SPECIAL
SEALING COMPOUND IS TROWELLED
INTO THE MOST VULNERABLE
JOINTS.
WITH MILLIONS OF POUNDS' WORTH
OF WORK SOON TO BE BEARING DOWN
ON THESE FOUNDATIONS, JOHNNY'S
WORK NEEDS TO BE FAULTLESS.

Jonathan says IF THIS PART
OF THE STRUCTURE WAS TO LEAK,
THE WATER PRESSURE UNDERNEATH
IT WOULD ACTUALLY START
FLOATING THE LINER THAT'S BEEN
USED TO LINE THE GLASSHOUSE
ITSELF.
THE UPSHOT OF THAT WOULD BE
SOLICITORS BEING INVOLVED, I
IMAGINE.
AND COULD MEAN THE PROJECT
HAVING TO BE RESTARTED FOR THE
GLASSHOUSES, WHICH OBVIOUSLY
WOULD BE A MAJOR THING TO
HAPPEN, SO WE CAN'T RISK
ANYTHING GOING WRONG.
I'LL HAVE ARMS LIKE ARNOLD
SCHWARZENEGGER BY THE TIME I'VE
FINISHED THIS CAN, I THINK.
IT'S QUITE HARD TO GET OUT.
[laughing]

(music plays)

The Narrator says ONCE THE TWO
GLASSHOUSES ARE BUILT, THEY
WILL BE READY TO HOUSE AN
EXOTIC ARRAY OF PLANT LIFE.
THE EXPERTS AT KEW GARDENS HAVE
BEEN COMMISSIONED TO DESIGN AND
BUILD THESE TWO UNIQUE GARDENS.
BUT LARA, THE DESIGNER, NEEDS
HELP TRACKING DOWN THE EXACT
PLANTS SHE'S CHOSEN.

(music plays)

A clip shows Lara and two men walking into a greenhouse.

Lara says YOU CAN ONLY
GET THEM IF YOU HAVE TWO
FLOWERS IN THE TIME AND IT'S
FRESH POLLEN.

A man says YEAH.

The Narrator says FOR THIS
SPECIALIST TASK, THEY'VE CALLED
IN A PROFESSIONAL PLANT HUNTER
CALLED DAVE ROOT.

Dave is in his fifties, bald and clean-shaven, and is wearing a blue turtleneck.
A caption reads "Dave Root. Plant Sourcer."

Dave says BY DOING A
PROJECT AND WORKING WITH KEW,
SUDDENLY LIKE THIS AFTERNOON,
GETTING THE CHANCE TO LOOK AT
SOME OF THESE PLANTS THAT ARE
COMPLETELY AMAZING.

Several clips show Lara and Dave looking at plants and flowers.

Lara says LOOK AT THAT
DETAIL.

Dave asks COULDN'T DESIGN
THAT, COULD YOU?

Lara says NO.

The Narrator says DAVE IS HERE TO
UPDATE LARA ON THE PLANTS HE'S
FOUND SO FAR, BUT FIRST, SHE'S
SHOWING HIM ROUND ONE OF THE
WORLD'S MOST EXTRAORDINARY
COLLECTIONS OF RARE TROPICAL
PLANTS.

Lara says THIS IS THE
SMALLEST WATER LILY IN THE
WORLD.
IT DOESN'T EXIST IN THE WILD
ANYMORE.

A clip shows Lara and Dave sitting at a computer browsing pictures of plants and trees.

Dave says THE CINNAMON, AND
THAT'S THE TALLER ONE.

(music plays)

The Narrator says DAVE ROOT HAS
SOURCED PLANTS FOR DOZENS OF
PRESTIGE PROJECTS, BUT THE
CONCEPT BEHIND BOMBAY
SAPPHIRE'S GIN GARDENS IS
SOMETHING QUITE NEW.

Dave says THE CASSIA,
THAT'S DIFFICULT; NO ONE GROWS
THAT ANYMORE!

Lara says BEAUTIFUL, WE
DO.

Dave says DO YOU?
[laughing]
WHAT'S INTERESTING IS HOW THE
PLANTS ARE GOING TO JOIN
TOGETHER IN A COLLECTION TO
REPRESENT THE STORY OF GIN
PRODUCTION AND WHERE THE PLANTS
THAT ARE INVOLVED IN GIN COME
FROM.
THAT'S THE LIQUORICE;
HOPEFULLY, WE'LL HAVE SOME
FLOWERS.

Lara says THAT'S LOVELY.

Dave says PEOPLE KNOW THAT
JUNIPER BERRIES GO INTO GIN,
BUT YOU WOULDN'T KNOW ABOUT
ANGELICA AND LIQUORICE AND SOME
OF THESE OTHER THINGS, SO THAT
MAKES THE WHOLE STORY REALLY,
REALLY INTERESTING.
I THINK THAT IT WILL BE A VERY
EDUCATIONAL CENTRE AS WELL AS
SOMETHING WHEN PEOPLE WALK IN,
WE WANT THEM TO SAY, WOW!
THIS, IN ESSENCE, IS LIKE DOING
A CHELSEA GARDEN, BUT INSTEAD
OF HAVING ONE CLIENT WE'VE GOT
ABOUT TEN.
SO, THE WHOLE COMMUNICATION
CHAIN AND PEOPLE THAT WE'RE
DEALING WITH IS A LOT MORE
COMPLICATED, BUT AT THE END OF
THE DAY, IT'S GARDENING, ISN'T
IT?
COOL.

Lara says GOOD.

A man asks WHEN'S THE ACTUAL
INSTALLATION DATE?
HAVE WE GOT AN ACTUAL DATE?

Lara says NO.

The man asks YOU DON'T KNOW IF
IT'S MID-SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER?

Lara says NO, IT KEEPS
CHANGING.
IT'S CHANGED A LOT, AND THEY
SAID IT MIGHT CHANGE AGAIN.

Dave asks IT'S ONLY GOING
TO CHANGE LATER, ISN'T IT?

Lara says YES, FORGET
EARLIER, THAT'S FOR SURE.

(music plays)

A clip shows a man trying to start a circular saw.

The Narrator says FOR ALL THE TEAMS
WORKING ON THE LAVERSTOKE MILL
PROJECT, THERE'S A GROWING
FEELING THAT TIME IS PASSING
FASTER THAN PROGRESS IS BEING
MADE.
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT, UNFORESEEN
PROBLEMS ARE CAUSING DELAYS.
TODAY, IT'S THE GLASSHOUSE
FOUNDATIONS BEING BUILT IN THE
SOAKING WET RIVERBED THAT ARE
THE STAGE FOR SOME DRAMA.

A clip shows a group of men working in the foundations of the glasshouses.

A man says SEEMS TO BE
CHASING OUR TAILS A LITTLE BIT
MORE SO ON THAT ONE.

(music plays)

The Narrator says THE BASE LAYER OF
CONCRETE IS NOW COVERED IN A
COMPLEX WEB OF REINFORCING
STEEL, AND UNDER THAT, THE
HIGH-TECH CARPET.
THIS CARPET WILL CREATE A
WATERPROOF SEAL ONCE THE NEXT
LAYER OF CONCRETE IS POURED ON
TOP, WHICH IS DUE TODAY.
BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM.

A clip shows a man talking with Geoffrey.

The man asks YOU SEE HOW
MUCH IT'S SWOLLEN UP NOW IN
PLACES?

Geoffrey says WE KNOW
IT'S WRONG.

The Narrator says TO PREVENT IT
SWELLING UP, THE CARPET NEEDED
TO BE KEPT DRY, SO A SYSTEM OF
PUMPS SIPHONED AWAY THE WATER,
AND AT SOME POINT THOSE PUMPS
WERE TURNED OFF.

Nick is in his late thirties, clean-shaven, with short black hair, and is wearing an orange coat, and white helmet.
A caption reads "Nick Stapleton. Civil Engineer."

Nick says WE'VE GOT
OUR MAIN SIX-INCH PUMP BEHIND
US THERE THAT KEEPS THE
MAJORITY OF THE WATER OUT,
WHICH IS WHAT THE WATERPROOFERS
NEEDED.
NOW, THEY WERE TURNED OFF BY A
MYSTERY MAN, WHICH RESULTED IN
ABOUT TWO INCHES OF WATER BEING
PUT ON BOTH OF THESE.

(music plays)

The Narrator says NO ONE KNOWS WHO
DISCONNECTED THE PUMP'S POWER,
BUT THE HIGH-TECH CARPET IS NOW
SOAKED AND SWOLLEN.

Nick says IF YOU LOOK
IN SOME INSTANCES HOW MUCH
THAT'S SWOLLEN, ESPECIALLY ON
THE LATS...

Geoffrey says I
UNDERSTAND THAT; I FULLY, FULLY
UNDERSTAND THAT.

The Narrator says TO DO ITS JOB
PROPERLY, A GRID OF REINFORCING
STEEL NEEDS SPACE FOR AT LEAST
40 MILLIMETRES OF CONCRETE TO
SET UNDERNEATH IT.
BUT THE SWELLING MEANS THE
CARPET AND STEEL ARE NOW
TOUCHING, WHICH IS A STRICT
NO-NO.

Nick says I'VE TOLD
YA, I'VE TOLD-

Geoffrey says I'M NOT
POURING.

The Narrator says AS SITE MANAGER,
THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO
POUR THE CONCRETE ULTIMATELY
FALLS TO GEOFF CARTER.

Geoffrey says I'LL GO
CHECK THE LEVELS, BUT WHERE ALL
THE REBAR THAT'S IN THAT WHERE
THERE'S NO 40mm COVER, THAT'S
NO GOOD.

Nick says MITCHELL HAS
DONE EVERYTHING, LASER IN IT
CONSTANTLY.

Geoffrey says AS IT IS
NOW, I'M NOT HAVING A POP.
WE'RE NOT POURING.
NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY, NO
MATTER HOW MUCH YOU TRY AND
CONVINCE ME, WE ARE NOT POURING
UNTIL WE'VE GOT THAT CONCRETE
COVER.

Mitchell says IT'S JUST
CAUSING...
EVERYBODY'S A LITTLE BIT UPSET
AS YOU CAN SEE; EVERYONE'S GOT
THEIR HEADS DOWN.

(music plays)

The Narrator says WITH THE
CONCRETING CANCELLED, MITCH
NEEDS TO SOMEHOW REINSTATE THE
GAP BETWEEN THE SWOLLEN CARPET
AND THE STEELWORK BY LIFTING
EVERYTHING 40 MILLIMETRES.

A clip shows Mitchell talking with Nick

Mitchell says SO, I'M
GETTING THIS SIDE UP.

Nick says SO, WE CAN
DO IT.

The Narrator says IT'S UNCHARTED
TERRITORY.

Nick asks IT'S JUST A
YES OR A NO, MITCH; YOU'LL BE
DOING IT, THINK YOU CAN DO IT?

Mitchell says I'VE NEVER
HAD TO DO IT, SO I DON'T KNOW
UNTIL IT'S DONE.
IT WILL TAKE YOU-

Nick says I DON'T CARE
ABOUT HOW LONG; IF IT TAKES
A DAY, IT TAKES A DAY, BUT IF
IT'S DOABLE...

The Narrator says LIFTING THE ENTIRE
GLASSHOUSE STRUCTURE IS A MAJOR
DECISION, AND GEOFF PUTS THE
CALLS IN TO GET CLEARANCE.

A clip shows Geoffrey talking on the phone.

Geoffrey says RIGHT,
OKAY, THEN, THANKS.

Nick says HE NEEDS TO
SPEAK TO AQUAFLEX, WHO ARE THE
COMPANY WHO PUT THIS DOWN.
THAT'S THE MAIN CALL, I THINK;
I DON'T KNOW THE OTHER PERSON.
HIS MUM, MAYBE.

Geoffrey says WHAT WE'RE
LOOKING AT HAVING TO DO AT THE
MOMENT IS PUT ADDITIONAL
SPACERS IN AND JACK EVERYTHING
UP 40mm.
THE ONLY PLACES IT WILL AFFECT
IS WHERE THE DOORS COME OUT AND
MEET THE GROUND, AND ALSO WHERE
THE GLASS NECKS COME INTO THE
BUILDING.
SO, IT'LL AFFECT THE HEIGHT OF
THE HOLES WE'VE GOT TO FORM AND
THE SUPPORTING STEELWORK
INSIDE.
IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE'VE GOT
TO DEAL WITH.

Mitchell says IT'S A
HUGE, HUGE PROBLEM.
I WOULD LIKE TO USE MORE
COLOURFUL LANGUAGE, BUT IT IS A
MAJOR... F-U.

The Narrator says IT COULD TAKE DAYS
TO ACCURATELY LIFT ALL THE
REINFORCED STEEL THE
40 MILLIMETRES, AND THE POUR
IS POSTPONED.

(music plays)

Geoffrey says WE'VE GOT
ONE SHOT AT THIS; IT'S GOT TO
BE RIGHT.

(music plays)

The Narrator says AT LAVERSTOKE
MILL, EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT
RAINING, IT'S POURING.

The screen fades to black, and a clip shows a tractor on the site.

The Narrator says TODAY, THE MOOD AT LAVERSTOKE
MILL IS UPBEAT.

A clip shows a group of men working at the foundations of the glasshouses.

Mitchell says JACK, YOUR
MUM'S BEEN ON THE PHONE, AND
SHE'S SAYS WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED
DO YOU MIND GOING AND DOING THE
LOUNGE, THE DINING ROOM, AND
YOUR BEDROOM, PLEASE?

(music plays)

The Narrator says IT'S TAKEN TWO
FULL DAYS OF HUFF, PUFF, AND
HOOVERING, BUT AT LAST ALL THE
REINFORCING STEEL HAS BEEN
RAISED THE CRUCIAL 40
MILLIMETRES.
IF TODAY GOES WELL, THE
GLASSHOUSE FOUNDATIONS WILL BE
WELL UNDERWAY.

Geoffrey says THEY'RE
JUST PUMPING OUT THE LAST
RESIDUES OF WATER, AND THEN
WE'RE ALL READY TO GO.
WAGONS ARE ON THEIR WAY, SO BIG
MORNING, THIS MORNING.

A concrete mixer truck arrives at the construction site.

The Narrator says THE FIRST OF TEN
CONCRETE DELIVERIES IS ON SITE,
AND WITH SO MUCH RIDING ON A
GOOD POUR, GEOFF HAS WATER ON
THE BRAIN.

Geoffrey says YEAH, I
JUST WANT TO WATCH THIS ONE
GOING IN, MAKE SURE IT PUSHES
THE WATER.
WE JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT
WE TRY AND GUIDE ALL THIS WATER
INTO THAT SUMP.
REALLY IMPORTANT THING IS FLOW
THAT WATER.

The Narrator says THERE IS SOME
WATER LEFT ON THE CARPET, BUT
GEOFF'S GOT THE GO-AHEAD FROM
THE WATERPROOFERS TO POUR, SO
IT'S ALL SYSTEMS GO.
A REMOTELY OPERATED PUMP
DELIVERING THE FIRST OF ABOUT
150 TONS OF CONCRETE.

A clip shows a big hose pouring concrete on the foundation.

Mitchell says THAT
REMINDS ME OF LAST NIGHT, MARK.

(music plays)

The Narrator says NO SOONER HAVE
THEY STARTED THAN THE FLOW OF
CONCRETE INEXPLICABLY STOPS.
THE PUMP OPERATOR IS QUICKLY
DOWN TAKING HIS DELIVERY PIPE
APART, LOOKING FOR THE PROBLEM.

Mitchell says IT'S
BLOCKED.

The Narrator says ALL THE HANDS ARE
ON DECK BECAUSE TIME IS SHORT.
A HALF-POURED PUDDLE OF
CONCRETE WILL SOON START TO SET
IN THIS SUN; THE CLOCK IS
TICKING.

Geoffrey says YOU GET
COLD JOINTS, AND THE CONCRETE
WON'T KNIT TOGETHER, IT'LL END
UP CRACKING, AND THIS IS THE
LAST PLACE; WE DON'T WANT ANY
CRACKS OR ANYWHERE THAT WATER
COULD GET THROUGH.

The Narrator says IN THE NICK OF
TIME, THE OBSTRUCTION IS FOUND.

A clip shows Mitchell holding a piece of metal in his hand.

Mitchell says THAT'S A
BIT OF METAL THAT'S PROBABLY IN
THE BALLAST WHEN THEY'VE
DREDGED IT OUT OF THE SEA.
IT'S GONE THROUGH THE CONCRETE
PLANT, IT'S GONE THROUGH THE
CONCRETE MIXER, AND IT'S JUST
GONE THROUGH THE PUMP.
I'M GONNA KEEP THAT AS A
SOUVENIR.

(music plays)

Several clips show the men pouring and distributing the concrete along the foundation.

The Narrator says THE PRECIOUS GREY
SLUDGE IS FLOWING AGAIN, AND
MITCH CAN CONCENTRATE ON
KEEPING THE LEVELS BANG ON.

Mitchell says LITTLE BIT
LOW AGAINST THE BOX.
INFRARED LASER.
WE'VE GOT A MACHINE OVER THERE
THAT SPINS ROUND A BEAM, AND
THIS LITTLE THING HERE PICKS IT
UP, AND THE LENGTH OF THE STICK
FROM THERE TO THE BOTTOM THEN
DICTATES THE HEIGHT WE'RE
GOING TO.
10mm-ISH - YEAH, THAT'S NOT
TOO BAD, MATE.
5mm MITCH IS OUR TOLERANCES.

(music plays)

A clip shows Geoffrey using a vacuum cleaner to pump the water out.

The Narrator says MEANWHILE, GEOFF
MANS THE PUMPS.

Geoffrey says IF WE DON'T
GET RID OF THE WATER, I'LL END
UP STOPPING THE POUR.

The Narrator says HIS PARTNER,
CAROL, WHO ALSO WORKS ON SITE,
IS RELISHING THE NOVELTY OF
SEEING GEOFF WIELDING A
DOMESTIC APPLIANCE.

Geoffrey says I JUST WANT
TO GET RID OF THIS WATER.

Carol is in her forties, has short blond hair, and is wearing a yellow coat, and white helmet.
A caption reads "Carol Williams. Site Administrator."

Carol says IT'S A
COMPLETE ROLE REVERSAL.
AT HOME, HE WATCHES ME DO THE
WORK; HE'S SITTING ON THE SOFA
AND PUTS HIS FEET UP.
I DO EVERYTHING ELSE, SO IT'S A
NICE CHANGE.
[laughing]

(music plays)

The Narrator says ALSO A NICE
CHANGE, THE WATER IS ACTUALLY
GOING WHERE THE BUILDERS NEED
IT TO.

Mitchell says IF YOU
HAVE A LOOK DOWN THERE, YOU'LL
SEE THAT THE CONCRETE, AS IT'S
BEING PLACED, WE'RE DRIVING THE
WATER TO A POINT WHERE WE'LL BE
ABLE TO PUMP IT AWAY.

Geoffrey says WE'VE GOT A
SYSTEM; IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING.

(music plays)

The Narrator says RAISING THE
STRUCTURE 40 MILLIMETRES HAS
HAD A BIG IMPACT ON NOT JUST
THE BUILDERS, BUT THE
GLASSHOUSE ENGINEERS AND, OF
COURSE, THE HEATHERWICK
ARCHITECTS, KAT AND ELIOT.

A clip shows Katerina and Eliot arriving at the site.

Eliot says YOU NOTICE HOW
CLOSE WE ARE TO THE PITCH.
AND WHERE THE LARGER GLASSHOUSE
MEETS THE BUILDING, IT WAS
REALLY CLOSE TO THAT CORNER,
AND WE SPENT ALL THAT TIME
TRYING TO SHIFT IT DOWN
BY 100mm.

Katerina says AND
NOW...

Eliot says AND NOW IT'S
GONE BACK UP, 40mm.
IT'S INTERESTING YOU CAN NOW
START TO SEE THE PLEAT.

Katerina asks HOW
ACCURATE DO YOU THINK THIS IS?
THIS MDF THAT SHOWS THE PLATES
OF THE GLASSHOUSE?
THEY LOOK LIKE A SCRIBBLE.
IT SLIGHTLY PANICS ME.
[laughing]
YOU DON'T LOOK WORRIED AT ALL.

Eliot says I'M NOT
WORRIED; I HAVE EVERY
CONFIDENCE IN EVERYONE INVOLVED
WITH THIS PROJECT.

(music plays)

Katerina says
MITCH!
I DON'T THINK WE'VE MET, BUT
ELIOT AND I ARE THE ARCHITECTS
OF THE GLASSHOUSES.

Mitchell says YOU'RE TO
BLAME.

Katerina says YES.

Mitchell says OKAY, NEXT
TIME, CAN WE HAVE NICE SQUARE
ONES, PLEASE?

Katerina says BUT
I'M SURE THAT AFTER YOU'VE
BUILT THAT, YOU WILL WANT
SOMETHING MORE COMPLICATED.

Mitchell says WELL, YOU
KNOW WHAT WE'RE LIKE, WE'RE
ARTISTS AS WELL AS ENGINEERS.

Katerina says
OKAY.
[laughing]
WE'LL BE HERE EVERY DAY.
OKAY, THANK YOU, MITCH.

Mitchell says LOVELY TO
MEET YOU.

Katerina says
LOVELY TO MEET YOU, TOO.

(music plays)

An accelerated clip shows the workers finishing the concrete pouring on the foundations.

The Narrator says WITH THE
GLASSHOUSE FOUNDATIONS AT LAST
MOVING UP THROUGH THE GEARS, AT
LEAST ONE PART OF THIS COMPLEX
BUILD IS PROGRESSING WELL.

(music plays)

Katerina says IT
FEELS LIKE EVERY TIME WE COME,
THERE IS YET ANOTHER MILESTONE,
AND NOW THEY'RE FINALLY PUTTING
IN THE FOUNDATIONS, SO WE'RE
GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER,
WHICH MAKES IT MORE EXCITING.

(music plays)

A clip shows Thomas walking around the site, and talking with Katerina.

The Narrator says IN THE NEXT
EPISODE, THOMAS HEATHERWICK
LEADS THE WAY, RUNNING HIS
SHARP EYE OVER THOSE HIGH-TECH
GLASSHOUSE FOUNDATIONS.

Katerina says SO,
YOU WON'T SEE THAT.

Thomas says IT'S AS
IF I'M A PERFECTIONIST IN THE
STUDIO - AS IF!
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT'S COME
FROM.

Katerina says I
KNOW!

End Credits roll as a clip shows a crane building the steel structures of the glasshouses.

The Narrator says BUT AS THE STEEL
GOES UP, THE GLASS CAUSES
CONCERN.

A man says IF WE ACTUALLY
GET THEM UP HERE AND THEY DON'T
FIT, THAT'S A HUGE PROBLEM.

The Narrator says WITH A CHALLENGING
BUILDING STRAINING THE
SCHEDULE, THE STRESS IS MORE
THAN JUST STRUCTURAL.

John says IF WE FIND THAT
THE PROBLEMS RUN DEEPER, THEN
WE ARE LITERALLY RUNNING OUT OF
TIME.
THEN IT WILL BECOME SERIOUS.

Several clips show people working on the steel structures.

The Narrator says THE QUESTION IS
WHERE WILL THE CRACKS APPEAR
NEXT IN THE FINAL PUSH TO
FINISH AT LAVERSTOKE MILL?

(music plays)