Nos 1 and 2 Serjeant’s Inn were previously lawyers’ chambers, and formed part of the Inner Temple Estate located between Fleet Street and the river. They have been extended and converted to create a 4-star hotel.
The late-1950s buildings were 6 storeys high, including a basement, and built on 3 sides of a courtyard. Their conversion was led by Ian Springford Architects. Our work as structural engineers included the design of a full-height steel-framed extension facing the courtyard. The reinforced-concrete transfer structure supporting the frame is founded on piles, half of which have been installed from the courtyard level, through the basement car park. Other work included strengthening works to accommodate an extra floor on the east wing, and work to meet the requirements of a high quality hotel.