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

The temporary Library is at 10 Fetter Lane on the 5th floor. Please visit our team there, they will be delighted to see you. Opening hours will remain the same – 9am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 7pm on Friday. After 6pm you will need to phone the Library staff in order to be admitted. The Library will still be part of the Saturday opening scheme, along with the other Inn Libraries. To find out more about Saturday opening, visit the Library website. A full range of services will be available to users. These include provision of textbooks (current and old editions), journals, law reports and the Commonwealth collection; access to subscription databases, including Lexis Library and Westlaw; an enquiry service; a document supply service; legal research training and web services. Library staff will be able to retrieve books stored in the Littleton Basement in response to users’ requests as they do now.
  • 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 will still be available, though there will be a slight reduction in spaces. From 23 April, daily parking permits can be booked through the website innertemple.org.uk/parking (or in person through the Treasury Office).
  • The Inn will continue to deliver its entire Education and Training programme, in nearby locations such as King’s College and the Law Society.
  • 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 Education & Training Department is located at 2 King’s Bench Walk on the 1st Floor.
  • The Inn’s full diary of collegiate and other professional events will be taking place in a selection of prestigious nearby venues or on circuit.
  • The Big Picnic (7 July), Garden Party (11 July) and Trinity Call Night reception (25 July) will be held in a marquee in the Inner Temple Garden.
  • 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 Inner Temple Gardens are hosting a number of open days throughout the summer. We will once more be taking part in the Open Garden Squares Weekend on Sunday 9 June, when there will be Croquet and Cocktails on the lawn. On the last official day of the summer, Sunday 22 September, the Gardens will open to raise funds for the British Red Cross, with the opportunity to enjoy the late season borders and delicious homemade cakes. Please put this date in your diaries and we hope to see you there. Those members who do not currently have a key fob to access the Garden outside of the public opening hours can approach the Treasury Office to apply for one.
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. The other three Inns have all now kindly agreed that Inner Temple Benchers will be able to lunch at their High Tables. Daily menus for Lincoln’s Inn, Gray’s Inn and Middle Temple will posted on the Inn’s website. 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.