The site of the new hotel in the Grand Via. | Rachel Fox
October starts the wind up to the huge winter programme of renovations and build. So it is every year, but this year we have double blessings. Let’s look at the Gran Via first, one of our emblematic roads of the area. Full of modernist houses and mini palaces and a road surface which would even upset third world countries. So many potholes, dips and chunks cut out of it. No-one has had any inclination to do anything with the road because beginning in November it will be a different world as the cobbles return.