The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple has appointed Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the redevelopment and refurbishment of its Treasury Building near Victoria Embankment in central London.
The Temple area of the City is over 800 years old and has been the home of barristers for over 600 years.
Project Pegasus will renew, extend and refit the facilities of the 1950s Treasury Building, Library and Hall to provide modern purpose-built educational facilities, including a lecture theatre and training rooms.
It will also give the opportunity for extensive modernisation and upgrading to its Hall and Treasury building for the first time since the reconstruction after damage sustained during the Second World War.
The redevelopment, designed by Hugh Broughton Architects and project managed by Bradbrook, will refocus the use of the whole building and create a new fourth floor with a glazed roof light. It will make the most of views over the Inner Temple Garden, one of the largest open spaces in the City.
Michael Coleman, operations director of Sir Robert McAlpine Special Projects, said: “We understand the historic significance of this project for the Inner Temple. We’re delighted to be the appointed contractor for Project Pegasus and will use our specialist skills, built on years of experience of other historic projects, to partner the Inn in the delivery of a facility that meets the Inn’s brief and the demands of modern legal education.”
Project Pegasus is planned to start in May/June 2019 and to be completed in 2021.