Royal college of Surgeons
A state-of-the-art training centre for UK surgeons and dentists
CONTEXT & ISSUES
Following a detailed assessment of refurbishment options, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) decided to redevelop its historic headquarters at Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London. For five years, Artelia was involved in managing this £80 million transformation in close collaboration with the RCS and Lendlease Consulting, the owner’s engineer. The project resulted in the creation of a modern, sustainable, high-end complex of offices, teaching and research facilities.
A new seven-storey extension, including a double basement level, was built behind the Grade II* listed façade of the Barry building. The result of the refurbishment is spectacular, harmoniously blending historic architecture with modern, state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly design.
The project includes a new professional surgical centre, with facilities for courses and examinations. It also houses the Lumley Library, contemporary meeting rooms, members’ areas, facilities for surgical specialty associations, office areas, the Huntarian Museum, as well as a new public entrance and café.