Rick Mather Architects are currently working on plans to significantly improve the library, education and administrative facilities at the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn following our recent Masterplan for the Inn site. One of four Inns of Court the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn traces its origins to the 13th Century and has occupied the present Holborn site since 1422. The central London site is bounded by Chancery Lane, High Holborn, Lincoln's Inn Fields and the Royal Courts of Justice and features significant buildings by Inigo Jones, Robert Taylor, Philip Hardwick and George Gilbert Scott.
The scheme will introduce a new library and administration building providing additional library storage, a new library reading room and office accommodation, with connections made between the existing Library and the new building. A second building is proposed below the existing east terrace of the Great Hall, providing new education facilities for the Inn's expanding advocacy training programme, including advocacy training/seminar rooms, a lecture theatre and event and social space. Connections to the existing building will be made and a new entrance will be provided. The third element of the project involves essential refurbishment works to the Great Hall along with improvements to the catering and welfare facilities.
Refurbishment works to the Old Hall have already started on site. The Great Hall and Library proposals described above are due to commence in May 2016.