Barry Building

Holborn WC2A
Mixed use development

Key Details


Royal College of Surgeons' Barry Building is in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2.

The new headquarters for Royal College of Surgeons' will be a meeting point for the fellows, members and associates – and a place for the public to engage with the surgical profession. New zones will include a professional surgical centre (including facilities for courses and exams); the Hunterian Museum; the Lumley Library; state-of-the-art meeting rooms; areas for all our members; surgical specialty association facilities; office zones; and a new public entrance and café.

Grade II* listed building from 1839.


1835-39 rebuild by Charles Barry of George Dance the younger's Royal College of Surgeons' of 1806-13, re-using the Ionic portico.

2017 - Planning permission granted for: Partial demolition, refurbishment and redevelopment of the Royal College of Surgeons (Barry Building: 39-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields) to provide new accommodation for the College (Class D1); including alterations at roof level and a new building comprising 2 levels of basement, ground and six upper floors, set behind the retained front facade and range of the Barry Building. Installation of associated plant and equipment; alterations to the front forecourt of the building to provide level access and cycle parking; and associated works. Project Manager: Lendlease; Architect: Hawkins/Brown; Contractor: Lendlease. Planning Consultant: Gerald Eve. Westminster City Council ref. no. 16/09110/FULL.

1. Historic England List Entry Number: 1222011; retrieved 7.11.2018.

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Site & Location


Holborn Underground StationCentral, Piccadilly
Aldwych / The Royal Courts Of Justice1, 168, 188, 243, 521, 59, 68, 91, N1, N171, N343, N68, N91, X68


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