04 Feb 20
The extension and refurbishment of the world-class headquarters for the Royal College of Surgeons, a Grade II listed building, is taking shape in Holborn, London.
The new build extension to the college, originally built in 1806-13, faces Lincoln’s Inn Fields, one of the most important historic open spaces in London.
Clarkebond is providing façade engineering services for the new-build façade which will consist of purpose made slender reinforced concrete panels with ornate architectural detailing, designed specifically for the project to suit the unique character of the area and to harmonise the historic architectural setting with the new contemporary building.
“We are delighted to have been involved in this prestigious project with such a first-class team,” comments Mike Baughan, Associate Director at Clarkebond. “The design ambition to create a new state-of-the art facility that respects and enhances the listed fabric is now close to being realised.”
The project provides new facilities for the Royal College of Surgeons including flexible teaching spaces, examination rooms, function rooms, a café and a large glazed central atrium, promoting cross fertilisation of knowledge through shared flexible and social working environments.
The project also includes the redesign and relocation of the historic Hunterian Museum. The new building will provide more flexible and more efficient space, bringing it in line with modern standards, to meet the current and future needs of the college, and allow economical running costs.
Architects: Hawkins Brown
Façade Manufacturer: The Marble Mosaic Co
Façade Design Engineers: Clarkebond
Main Contractor: Wates