Royal College of Surgeons | Wates

Royal College of Surgeons

60 weeks

Project overview

The renovation of 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields provides new facilities for the RCS, including flexible teaching spaces, examination rooms, function rooms, a cafe and a large glazed central atrium, promoting collaboration through shared flexible and social working environments. The project also includes the redesign and relocation of the historic Hunterian Museum.

Watch the video of the renovation of 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields

The Grade II* listed Barry Building has been retained with a new seven-storey extension, including double level basement, constructed behind.

Jackie Weller, Deputy Chief Executive at the Royal College of Surgeons of England comments: 

Wates have done a fantastic job redeveloping our ageing building into a bright and modern space, whilst also maintaining our much loved historical features. We are very pleased with the final outcome and can’t wait to unveil the building to the wider surgical community and the public.”



  • £5m spent with SMEs
  • 56 local people in Employment & Training initiatives
  • 1078 training weeks created for local people
  • 4151 hours invested in supporting these people by Wates staff
  • £426k invested into training local people
  • 1230 students supported by education activities
  • £10k invested into supporting education
  • £2,772 spend with local small businesses
  • £4,518 economic benefit generated for the local community
  • £112k invested into social enterprises
  • 2348 volunteering hours in the community by Wates staff
  • £116k invested into local charities/community causes
  • £669,795 worth of economic, environment and social value generated

Completion photography

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