The Royal College of Surgeons site is part new-build construction and part refurbishment. It includes the redevelopment works of the existing RCS Barry Building, which is grade 2 star listed with a 200yr old library within, involving retaining the front elevation. To the rear of this there is also a connecting newbuild construction on the remaining portion of the site including the installation of a new facade on Portugal Street.

Current works on our site include the last few concrete pours, precast concrete panel installation to the Portugal Street Facade, drylining partition installations, mechanical and electrical installation, blockwork wall construction, remedial works to the existing Barry Building, removal of scaffold and temporary steels, firestopping works, including intumescent paint, and low level M&E works in the Library. Whilst visitors are on site we will aim to see both works on the new build and on the existing building to ensure that a wide range of trades are seen and the coordination require between the old and the new, as well as with the Mace/LSE site next door, can be explained and shown.

Address 35-43 Lincoln Inn Fields,
Holborn,
London
WC2A 3PE
Directions

Our site entrance is on Lincoln's Inn Fields, facing the main square. When you arrive at the Royal College of Surgeons please ensure that you are entering the Wates site and not the Mace site next door. Also please ensure that you sign in with our Security, Abdul, and receive a visitor's pass for the day.

If you are travelling to our site on the underground, the nearest station is Holborn. Leave the station and turn left, following the road until you reach Greggs. Then turn left again and immediately right, down the outside of the park. At the corner of the park turn left again and our site will be just ahead of you on the right.

If you are travelling to our site via trains, we are approximately a 15 minute walk from both City Thameslink and Farringdon, or if you are travelling via bus there are a number of bus stops within a 5 minute walk of our site, where the following buses stop; 1, 8, 11, 15, 26, 59, 68, 76, 91, 168, 188, 243, 341, 521.

If you are driving to our site there are a number of short stay parking spaces around our site on Lincoln's Inn Fields, however these are only for 2 hours and are often used for filming purposes. It is therefore better to book a parking space in a nearby car park, with both the NCP Cark Park in Covent Garden and Holborn Gate Car Park within a 10 minute walk of the RCS.

Site Entrance
Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 10
Register by March 1, 2020
School, college, dwp Open to groups and individuals
Minimum group size 1 spaces
Maximum group size 10 spaces
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

Unfortunately due to the size of the site and the nature of the visit we are unable to open the site to any children under the age of 12. This is mainly due to a lack of appropriate size PPE and also due to some of the works currently ongoing on site. Please ensure that any children under the age of 18 are accompanied by a responsible adult at the visit as per the Open Doors Terms and Conditions.

Minimum age 12

Norma Odain-Hines

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