6 New Square was built in the late 17th century as a speculative development to be let as barristers chambers. 300 years later the building is grade II* listed and still occupied by barristers. However the increased weight of the paperwork associated with legal cases has grown exponentially with the result that the original timber floors were severely overloaded and, in some locations, in distress.
To assure building safety, utility and longevity of the existing fabric MHA designed and detailed remedial works to over twenty timber bressummers to enhance their strength.
The strengthening involved cutting slots in the top of the bressummers and providing steel reinforcement bars set in epoxy resin.
MHA was the contractor administrator for the project, which was completed under budget and within programme. MHA obtained Listed Building Consent for the works and devised a programme to allow the tenant to remain in occupation throughout the works.
Client: The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Project Value: £300k