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Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library, Holborn

Restoration, excavation and extension to the oldest working library in London

Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library.
Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library. Credit: Andy Stagg

MICA Architects for The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Contract value: undisclosed 
GIA: 1,850m2

The most significant development to the historic estate in 150 years, this project includes restoration, excavation and extension to the oldest working library in London. The building provides state-of-the-art advocacy training and seminar rooms along with a 158-seat lecture theatre, all located beneath the existing east terrace adjacent to the Great Hall, with minimal visual impact on the historic setting. Large rooflights and double height spaces bring natural light into the heart of the building while providing an important visual connection to the surrounding buildings. Despite the age of the buildings and heritage restrictions, the project achieves a BREEAM Very Good rating.

  • Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library.
    Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library. Credit: Andy Stagg
  • Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library.
    Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library. Credit: Andy Stagg
  • Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library.
    Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library. Credit: Andy Stagg
  • Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library.
    Lincoln's Inn Great Hall and Library. Credit: Andy Stagg
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