Creating a Hall fit for future generations of Stationers - The Hall is our home and most significant asset, it is the third oldest Hall in the City and the birthplace of copyright and of the spread of literacy and democracy throughout the UK; all still key values and unique to our history.
Built-in the 17th century, Stationers' Hall now needs modernising to make it a fit and suitable home for both Stationers' and for our guests, who have needs more in keeping with the 21st century. 'Vision 350' is a project designed to make our Hall more accessible to everyone and sustainable as we move towards celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2023.
This project includes:
Please follow our progress and check back here for more updates!!
5 JULY 2022
The much anticipated day finally dawned and it was glorious. The building looked stunning, the garden beautiful and there was much excitement.
26 MAY 2022
Progress is being made quite speedily now on the Vision 350 project and it is good at last to be able to see the link building in the flesh, so to speak!
11 MAY 2022
The end is in sight - there is still a lot to do but we are getting there!
28 APRIL 2022
Now we are getting to the heart of the matter with the lift and stairs going in to the link building!
30 MARCH 2022
The beautiful garden at Stationers' Hall has been rather ravaged by the building works. It has been dug up by archaeologists, used as a storage depot by the Company and the builders, and generally trampled as huge bits of machinery and supplies have been moved through it. But its rescue has started!
28 MARCH 2022
Thanks to attention being paid to the roof and air cooling installation the development at the Hall means a dry and more comfortable venue for members' events and commercial hire when it reopens in the summer.
10 MARCH 2022
There is so much going on on site which is exciting and yet there is so much more to do!
28 FEBRUARY 2022
Eating together is such a major part of livery company life so members will be especially pleased to learn that the kitchens are coming along well and we can look forward to lunches and dinners in the second half of 2022!
10 FEBRUARY 2022
Things are speeding up now on the Vision 350 project and this week has seen great steps forward
17 JANUARY 2022
Members will be pleased to note that progress continues to be made apace on the Hall redevelopment. The first fix wiring is going in, the third floor ceiling is up (see picture) and the opening between the Hall and the link building is finished. The block work for the lift shaft is also done.
It is very heartening to be able to continue to report progress rather than the delays which beset the project initially.
28 OCTOBER 2021
Members will be relieved to see that construction progress is being made on the redevelopment front.
14 SEPTEMBER 2021
Where walls have come down steels must be inserted to support the buidling and this week we have seen huge steels being moved and manipulated using really nifty machinery. Thanks to Carl Gilbert for the video and photos