Over the years the classical facades of Stone Buildings at Lincoln’s Inn had suffered from unsympathetic alterations at lower levels which needed restoration. Following bomb damage during WWII, the roof had been replaced with prefabricated temporary accommodation space.
Our master plan for this project looked to redress these general faults and had three specific areas of development.
The barristers’ sets and public access spaces needed to be brought up to date to comply with the modern building regulation requirements.
The new glazed roof extension was designed as an open plan flexible space to accommodate new requirements from the Chambers.
A range of small shops fronting onto Chancery Lane were blocking out the classical end facade: these were to be removed and a rotunda designed to enhance the new public space and allow views through.