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!!
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
25 AUGUST 2021
After weeks of digging and looking into holes at Stationers' Hall at last there is some more constructive work going on!
18 MAY 2021
The Master and Wardens' Committee meeting of 17 May was hybrid. Some attended in person and others joined via Zoom. Those who were physically present in Ave Maria Lane were able to view the Hall development project and visit the office.
4 MAY 2021
We were delighted to spend an hour or so with Tomasz the archaeologist on site at Stationers' Hall last week. He was able to explain what his work involves, what he has found and to show us some of the items removed fromthe trenches. Please click on the image below to watch the interview.
29 APRIL 2021
The archaeologists are continuing their work at Stationers' Hall in line with legal requirements to record, and where possible, to protect our heritage. We hope to have an interview with the archaeologist available shortly but here are some photos of items retrieved from the trenches so far to whet your appetite.
30 MARCH 2021
Peregrine Bryant has been working on historic buildings for decades and in 2014 was asked to undertake some work to assess opportunities to make the most of Stationers' Hall. Seven years later he is still hard at work having undertaken the development of the Tokefield Centre and now the work entailed by Vision 350. Here he gives some insights into his background, experience and some of the challenges that this project presents. Find out at the end what his favourite City of London building is.
18 MARCH 2021
For news on the excavations and ghe latest planning permission update - read on!
22 FEBRUARY 2021
Giles Fagan has presented an update of the Vision 350 project as it stands in the third week in February.
4 FEBRUARY 2021
This week 's Hall development progress remains firmly in the necessary evil stage! But it is progress!
21 JANUARY 2021
Work continues apace on the destructive start to the Vision 350 Project as the "soft strip" sees the rooms we have known steadily, and yet very carefully, dismantled. Don't let the images make you sad although they are grim. Rather, focus on the progress and the end result!