Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Client Name
Heritage
Sector
Holborn, London
Location
Repairs and Maintenance
Category

This historic repairs project had a value of £1.2m across a 24 week period

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  • Painting and decorating

  • Gold leaf detailing

  • Specialist stonemasonry work

  • Leadwork

  • Façade work

  • Roofing replacement works

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This grade listed project had a value of £1.2m across a 24 week period

Breadcrumbs:Home>Projects>Heritage Projects>Grade Listed Repairs
  • Painting and decorating

  • Gold leaf detailing

  • Specialist stonemasonry work
  • Leadwork

  • Façade work

  • Roofing replacement works

Click to download project case study | .pdf | 600 KB

Project Details

Our grade listed repairs project built on our excellent relationship with The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (The Estates Department of Lincoln’s Inn had previously awarded Axis the external repairs and redecorations contract for its collection of listed properties). We were further commissioned to work on a contract which included internal and external refurbishment, high-level access installation and roofing works.

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn is one of the four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar. Its architecture makes it popular with film and television companies, who regularly use the site to film period dramas. The 16-acre estate consists of buildings ranging from Grade II to Grade I listed, hence our sensitive approach to the work, which was carried out by specialist teams with advice from English Heritage. Our contracted works involved stone masonry, repointing and rebuilding façades in accordance with the English Heritage requirements while producing a safe solution to meet with the specification of repairs.

Additionally, our team also worked with the Yorkstone and block paving, steelworks to railings and ornaments, as well as gold leafing works to the historic signage. We were also tasked with replacing the roof, providing structural timber repairs and moulding lead downpipes.

We managed the project from the outset with input from the client, English Heritage, the tenants, consultants and structural engineers to maintain consistency and complete the project on time with minimal disruption and to the satisfaction of all parties. Robert Schwier, Estates Manager at Lincoln’s Inn commented: They were very good with the tenants and residents and completed work on time and on budget. The quality was very good and I would – and subsequently have – employed them on further projects.

Project Challenges

Our project management team had a couple of challenges to overcome during the course of this grade listed repairs project. The team had to accommodate the important legal proceedings that take place on-site daily, which meant quiet working during the hours before tenants went to court. The site also had to be cleared for the filming of ITV’s historical drama Downton Abbey. The team phased the majority of the work to plan completion of the most disruptive aspects during the six-week summer holidays when the Inn closed.

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Project Details

Our grade listed repairs project built on our excellent relationship with The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (The Estates Department of Lincoln’s Inn had previously awarded Axis the external repairs and redecorations contract for its collection of listed properties). We were further commissioned to work on a contract which included internal and external refurbishment, high-level access installation and roofing works.

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn is one of the four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar. Its architecture makes it popular with film and television companies, who regularly use the site to film period dramas. The 16-acre estate consists of buildings ranging from Grade II to Grade I listed, hence our sensitive approach to the work, which was carried out by specialist teams with advice from English Heritage. Our contracted works involved stone masonry, repointing and rebuilding façades in accordance with the English Heritage requirements while producing a safe solution to meet with the specification of repairs.

Additionally, our team also worked with the Yorkstone and block paving, steelworks to railings and ornaments, as well as gold leafing works to the historic signage. We were also tasked with replacing the roof, providing structural timber repairs and moulding lead downpipes.

We managed the project from the outset with input from the client, English Heritage, the tenants, consultants and structural engineers to maintain consistency and complete the project on time with minimal disruption and to the satisfaction of all parties. Robert Schwier, Estates Manager at Lincoln’s Inn commented: They were very good with the tenants and residents and completed work on time and on budget. The quality was very good and I would – and subsequently have – employed them on further projects.

Project Challenges

Our project management team had a couple of challenges to overcome during the course of this grade listed repairs project. The team had to accommodate the important legal proceedings that take place on-site daily, which meant quiet working during the hours before tenants went to court. The site also had to be cleared for the filming of ITV’s historical drama Downton Abbey. The team phased the majority of the work to plan completion of the most disruptive aspects during the six-week summer holidays when the Inn closed.

Take a look at more of our heritage projects, here.

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