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While not visible some work has now been completed ( Floor joist alterations and under-floor heating pipework for the Great Hall have been completed) and associated machinery has left the site, The new kitchen drainage has been dug and underpinning to the external southern staircase has been completed.
All 3 main sections are still being worked on simultaneously; North Library Extension, Eastern Education extension and Great Hall works. These works include:
The current (February 2017) plan is that the Great Hall will be handed back to the Inn at the end of October / beginning of November. A period of at least four weeks of testing and training in the new facilities will follow, making a January 2018 return to the Great Hall most likely. In addition, this applies to the Great Hall only - work on the Eastern Terrace and the Library extension will continue beyond that date.
The space available would not have allowed a gantry design that would fully meet health and safety standards required by the Inn. Access will therefore remain at ground level as it has been since the start of work, with the gate system and builder's banksman to ensure that it is safe for pedestrians to cross. There will be times when the gates are shut when site traffic is passing, but these will be kept to the shortest possible waiting time.
From the Trinity 2016 dining term onwards all dining term dinners and lectures will take place in the Old Hall for the duration of the development works.
This also means new arrangements are in place - please familiarise yourself with the details here
Gatehouse Court has been closed to all vehicular traffic from Close of Business 22 April 2016. The arch under the Old Hall has been barricaded and blanked off. Access from the rest of the Inn to the area, and between Chancery Lane and chambers will be maintained.
Members' Common Room has reopened as Members' Bar
A Members’ Bar is now situated in the Old Court Room.
Open Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 10.30pm
Morning Tea, Coffee & Cakes served from 10:30 am
Light Lunch - Sandwiches & Cold Platters served from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Cakes & Muffins - a selection of cakes & muffins served from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
Supper - Sandwiches & Sharing Platters served from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Bar - The MCR Bar closes at 10:30 pm