Inner Temple pushes ahead with multi-million pound redevelopment project

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Inn appoints Sir Robert McAlpine to oversee construction of new education and training centre

📸 Credit: Inner Temple

Plans to build a state of the art education and training facility at Inner Temple moved a step closer this week, the Inn confirming the appointment of construction giant Sir Robert McAlpine to oversee the ambitious multi-million pound project.

Dubbed by Inn bosses as ‘Project Pegasus’, the radical redevelopment features a new modern purpose-built education suite boasting a 120-seat auditorium, training rooms and breakout spaces. The project — which received planning approval in 2017 — also includes an overhaul of the Inn’s basement kitchen, re-allocation and refurbishment of staff offices and a new balcony offering “spectacular views” of Inner Temple’s gardens.

📸 Credit: Inner Temple

In a statement confirming Sir Robert McAlpine’s appointment as lead contractor, the Inn said the project “will refocus the use of the whole building and create a new fourth floor with a glazed roof light creating a bright and welcoming space.”

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Meanwhile, across London, another multi-million pound Inn-based building project is well underway. The new subterranean education suite at Lincoln’s Inn will feature a 150-plus seat lecture theatre and numerous breakout spaces. It is due to be completed later this year.

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Cut out the for-profit BPTC providers and recycle practitioner’s rent in favour of scholarships funding places at these centres


Because no Inn is complete without its own grand piano.


Quite distasteful


If that upsets you I have no idea how you made it this far on the internet.


The grand piano is already there; it’s in the Parliament Chamber (which is the room depicted). There is another one in the Hall. If you ever go for a function there you are told not to place drinks on it, on pain of a certain and extremely unpleasant death.


A real shame. More empire building and money making from the Inn at the cost of the library.


RIP Inner Library


Please can we have some Lord Harley bantZ?


Shame for him that R v Ghosh has been overruled. Two years ago, he would probably have had a good chance of getting off the hook due to lack of subjective realisation that what he did was dishonest by the standards of reasonable people.


The Lincoln’s Inn project was *due* to be completed in early 2018 at the latest. And the budget has seen an overrun of similar proportions to the completion date.

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