Construction Works 25 November to 9 December

25 November to 9 December

  • Demolition works on all floors internally
  • Demolition of the existing flat roof
  • Demolition of first floor flat roof on north façade
  • Removal of existing flat roof structural steel
  • Press mouldings to be taken of the existing Hall cornice detailing
  • Careful removal of the Hall ceiling
  • Forming new structural openings and installing temporary work supports on all floors
  • Internal scaffold crash deck within library to facilitate roof demolition
  • Demolition of existing slab and adjacent walls to facilitate the formation of a new lift pit in the north east lightwell
  • Concrete work to support the new Hall roof structure
  • Removal of existing lifts
  • Installation of library façade restraints

Construction Noise

Location Description of the Works Noise Level

Basement – NW Lightwell - 25 November - 9 December

Piling and other associated groundworks for new escape stair, adjacent to lightwell


1st Floor – External Flat Roof - 25 November - 29 November

Removal of the first-floor flat roof on the north façade to enable the construction of the new lift shafts and internal spaces


Roof - Flat Roof - 25 November - 9 December

Removal of the flat roof structure to allow new structural steel to be installed, North East Corner


Basement – NE Lightwell - 25 November - 9 December

Demolition works in the lightwell to facilitate the construction of a new lift pit, North East Corner


Mitigation Measures

  • Installation of Noise Reducing Acoustic Blankets:
    • At door openings
    • At all windows locations
    • Above the works in the lightwell
    • Against party walls
  • Works to be undertaken during Noisy Hours only
  • Hand tools will be used to demolish the walls, as far as reasonably

The Great Decant

While we work on the building, a slew of experts have been working behind the scenes to care for its contents. We captured some of that work, and our excitement in the run up to moving day, in this video.

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Contact Us

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SRM Special Projects Site Team offices are located within the Inn’s former Treasury Office, with access from the South Terrace where Reception Entrance signage can be found on the hoarding to assist. Please press the bell to attract attention.

Site working hours will be from:

8.00am - 6.00pm Monday-Friday
9.00am - 2.00pm Saturday

John Walker

Project Manager, SRM Special Projects

John Walker

Project Manager, SRM Special Projects

John Walker

Project Manager, SRM Special Projects


The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Treasury Office,

London EC4Y 7HL


020 7797 8208