Ariel view of Great Hall and Library

Lincoln’s Inn

The Great Hall and Library, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, WC2A 3TJ 

Client: The Honourable Society Of Lincoln’s Inn.
Contract Administrator: Mr Henry Skinner, Estate Office, Lincoln’s Inn. Contract period ; March 2020 – ongoing.

Capital Stone were successful in our tender to restore the external brick and stone to the Great Hall and Library at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in February 2020. These works entail replacing the entire roof to the Great Hall and the repair and restoration of all the intricate stone and brick facades.

These works kicked off about the same time as the country went into ‘Lock Down’, so we have had our challenges, but as the Members of the Inn evacuated the site, it was deemed an ideal time to commence the scaffolding works that are normally so disruptive. Working through Lock Down with our colleagues in Tone Scaffolding we managed to keep the project moving, although procurement of materials was sometimes challenging our good supplier relations meant our masons could maintain a sensible level of production given the restrictions of social distancing etc! 

Once ‘Lock Down’ was over our clients wanted to get back to using the site as quickly as possible and part of that was to make the Great Hall look less like a building site. We installed a low-level hoarding around the perimeter of the building and topped it with a ‘photographic wrap’ – which is extremely effective at disguising the scaffolding and everything going on inside it! 

There is plenty to keep our restorer masons busy and here are some photos of the intricate works they are doing to the damaged and weathered ornate stone.

Stripping the 800square metres of Welsh slate ready for installing new battens and insulation, prior to fixing the new Penrhyn slates supplied by The Welsh Slate Company.

Contract – on going