New flagship building for Royal College of Surgeons takes shape
A large new build extension and refurbishment of the Grade II listed Royal College of Surgeons building is under construction 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.
The project provides new facilities for the Royal College of Surgeons including flexible teaching spaces, examination rooms, function rooms, a cafe 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.
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.
The project is expected to complete next year.
Architects: Hawkins Brown
Façade Manufacturer: Marble Mosaics
Façade Design Engineers: Clarkebond
Main Contractor: Wates