Pegasus, Inner Temple - EH Smith

Pegasus, Inner Temple


Project Pegasus consisted of the complex redevelopment and refurbishment of three areas of the historic Inner Temple. Known formally as the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, it is one of the four Inns of Court which administer education for future and current barristers.

The aim of the design was to make the most of views over the Inner Temple Garden, one of the largest open spaces in the London city centre. It includes new, modern, purpose-built educational facilities including a lecture theatre and training rooms, as well as a whole new fourth floor with a glazed roof light.

The incredibly sensitive historical nature required a great amount of care to select appropriate materials. We were initially engaged by Hugh Broughton Architects to advise on brickwork. The original factory that manufactured the bricks was long gone, so we set about creating a bespoke blend of new handmade bricks. This blend captured the colours, texture and format of the existing brickwork to meet the demanding requirements of the Architect, Client and Planning Authority.

The bricks were expertly laid by AVV Solutions and incorporated into arches and feature brickwork as well as the new elevations.

We also undertook delivery to site on our own vehicles through the grade 2 portland stone arch – Tudor gate – which had centimetres to spare either side of the vehicle!

The end result is one the whole team can be proud of!


Location: London

Architect: Hugh Broughton Architects

Contractors: Sir Robert McAlpine / AVV Solutions