Project Pegasus

The Inner Temple vision for this vital redevelopment is to create attractive, flexible space with state-of-the-art facilities for the delivery of education and training programmes for students, pupils and practitioners.

The revitalisation of the Inn will secure the long term future of the Inn and ensure members, and the people who use the Inn, have the services and facilities to support a vibrant legal profession.

 

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Our events and services during the development phase

We've had to make some adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about our current administrative arrangements at the Inn's COVID-19 hub.

The temporary Library is open at 10 Fetter Lane on the 5th floor, operating a booking system for admission. Please visit the Library website for opening hours. We are working hard to provide as robust a Library service as possible in these difficult circumstances and are aware of our users’ need for access to legal materials. That being the case, we will be continuing to provide a free document supply service via email to members of the Inns of Court wherever they are working. In addition, our librarians are available to answer your enquiries via email, Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. In order to ensure a safe environment for our users when the Inner Temple Library is open, we have brought in certain measures which will impact upon the way the Library operates. Our priority is to maintain a Library space in which users can feel comfortable and confident that all precautions have been taken on their behalf. To comply with social distancing guidelines the number of reader places available has been reduced to 10 and we have introduced a booking system for using the Library. This will mean that the Library will be closed to users unless they have booked in advance. You will be required to wear a face covering when moving around the Library or interacting with others. You do not have to wear a face covering when seated at your desk.
The Inn's offices are not currently open for enquiries as we continue to work remotely where possible. Temporary departmental offices are located at:
  • 1 Mitre Court –Treasury Office, Treasurer’s Office, Sub-Treasurer’s Office, Porter’s Office and IT Department;
  • 3(S) King’s Bench Walk – meeting rooms, Student Society accommodation and Catering office
  • 2 King’s Bench Walk – Education & Training Department
  • 6 King’s Bench Walk – Collector’s and Surveyor’s Departments
The Car Park is still available, though there is a slight reduction in spaces. Parking permits for members may be purchased online at www.innertemple.org.uk/parking. Please email members@innertemple.org.uk to set up an account. To assist chambers in providing parking permits for essential administrative staff we can offer each set two free permits (interchangeable between staff and members of Chambers), based on our current spare capacity. Please contact members@innertemple.org.uk to arrange.
  • We understand that for many this is an anxious time. Be reassured that we will continue to provide online high-quality equivalent learning and support for all our students and practitioners who need access to our training.
  • Currently the Inn’s educational and training programme including Qualifying Sessions, Pupils and New Practitioners courses are being delivered through online learning until the end of 2020. An update on training due to be provided from January 2021 will be published shortly.
  • A comprehensive list of online events has been created for prospective students and those thinking of becoming a barrister. You can view it here.
  • Of course, the Inn is much more than the Treasury Building; it is about being a family of members (students, practitioners, judges and others), residents, tenants and staff. While physical locations may be different during Project Pegasus, or take the form of Zoom meetings and webinars during the pandemic, the Inner Temple’s ethos and communal spirit will remain the same.
  • The Education & Training Department is located at 2 King’s Bench Walk on the 1st Floor, but is not currently open to enquiries. The Education & Training Department is fully operational with staff working remotely. All Call Forms and other paperwork can be submitted electrically. If you need an appointment to visit the department, please email education@innertemple.org.uk. Appointment times are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. To speak to a specific member of staff, please phone or email. Fully contact details are available on our contacts page.
  • Our physical events have been cancelled until the end of March 2021, and we will continue to monitor the situation in line with government guidance.
  • When it is safe to do so, the Inn’s full diary of in-person collegiate and other professional events will be taking place in a selection of prestigious nearby venues or on circuit.
  • Of course, the Inn is much more than the Treasury Building; it is about being a family of members (students, practitioners, judges and others), residents, tenants and staff. While physical locations may be different during Project Pegasus, the Inner Temple’s ethos and communal spirit will remain the same.
The Garden reopened to the public on 14 September, keeping the usual opening hours of 12.30pm to 3pm Monday–Friday. Residents and those with fob access to the Garden can still access the Garden as usual. We ask all of our visitors to follow the government guidance on social distancing (keeping 2m apart) and we would advise visitors to wash hands after being in the Garden. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in these difficult times. Please stay connected to the Garden through our Instagram account @Innertemplegarden.
The last lunch in Hall until 2021 was on 18 April 2019. During the intervening period, members will be able to exercise their reciprocal rights to lunch at the other Inns’ Halls while they are open. At present, Lincoln's Inn Hall is open for pre-booked lunch. The Pegasus Bar is now closed until 2021.

Project Overview

Project Pegasus is seen by the Inn as a unique opportunity to provide accommodation, which will support the activities of the Bar for generations to come. This will be achieved by the following:

  •  The creation of a high quality Education and Training Centre for students and practitioners which provides an auditorium, training rooms and associated break out space within the third and fourth floors of the extended building.
  • Improvements to the basement kitchen and staff areas and inclusion of additional serveries on the new floors to provide increased catering capacity in the building to support the intensification of use
  • Re-allocation and refurbishment of offices within the Treasury and which relate to the core functions of the building; Education and Training, Library, Catering and the Treasury Office itself.
  •  Extension and enhancements to circulation including access stairs, escape stairs, lifts, WCs and support areas.
  • Enhanced environmental, mechanical and electrical installations to improve building performance and meet the requirements of contemporary, high quality education space.
  • Improved storage.
  •  Maintenance of existing services within the Bench Apartments and the lower, remodelled level of the library.
  •  Completion of Sir Hubert Worthington’s original vision for the building.