Hall Redevelopment


In 2015 the Brewers’ Company embarked on a project to redevelop Brewers’ Hall. The current Hall is the Company’s third, built in the 1960s after the second was destroyed during the Blitz. Since then the Hall has served its purpose well, but it is now in need of major renovation works and the Court have decided to take this opportunity to maximise the potential of one of the Company’s greatest asset. This ambitious project has four key objectives:


  • Maintain and sustain Brewers’ Company financial stability by optimal use of resources
  • Update Brewers’ Hall facilities for the long-term benefit of the members
  • Develop Brewers’ Hall to enhance income generating opportunities
  • Reduce Brewers’ Company reliance on Quarterage

The proposed work includes:


  • Replacement of existing 3rd floor mansard with a new, full size floor
  • A new 2-storey mansard roof extension
  • Four floors of clearly defined, CAT A lettable office space
  • Two new lifts (Brewers’ lift and office lift)
  • Master’s accommodation relocated and improved
  • Improved archive storage space
  • New, accessible entrance for lettable office space from Aldermanbury Square
  • New services and improved layouts throughout

Diagrammatic representation of additional floors and proposed use

Proposed South Elevation (Aldermanbury Square) showing additional entrance to lettable offices on right hand side.

Latest Updates

Dec 2020
10 Dec - Clerk gives update to attendees at Tap Room Chat: Brewers' Hall development update Dec 20
9 Dec - BBPA loan of £1M received
8 Dec - Finally all financing agreements and construction contract documentation completed

Oct 2020
19 Oct - Brewers' Hall handed over to contractor, Neilcott Construction.

Sep 2020
15 Sep - Court approves Hall redevelopment project to commence in Oct 2020.
8 Sep - Master sends update to Liverymen: Brewers' Hall development project - Note to Liverymen

Jul 2020
20 Jul - Hall Development Committee agreed selection of preferred contractor.

Jun 2020
12 Jun - Tenders received from four contractors.

Apr 2020
27 Apr - Invitation to tender issued to four contractors.

Mar 2020
5 Mar - Company unable to agree terms with preferred contractor, agree to speak with one of the other tenderers, whilst at the same time pursuing new tender options.   Negotiations continue with lender to finalise details of financial agreement.

Dec 2019
13 Dec - BBPA confirmed loan of additional £1M.
10 Dec - Charity Bank approved loan of £7M.
6 Dec - Tender responses received from three contractors (two of the three were in the ball park of our estimate/budget, one of which was under budget).

Oct 2019
10 Oct - Court approves Stage 4 design and associated cost plan (£8.508M), and gives green light for tender process.

Aug 2019
7 Aug - Pre-qualification questionnaire interviews with potential contractors.

Jun 2019
27 Jun - RIBA Stage 3 report (addendum) and associated cost plan approved by Hall Development Committee.

March 2019
5 Mar - Planning permission granted.

December 2016
9 Dec - Certificate of Immunity from Listing granted by Secretary of State.

Neilcott Construction Newsletters

December 2020
October 2020

Key Documents

Professional Advisors

Project Manager – Gardiner and Theobald

Client Representative – John Harding

Architects – deMetz Forbes Knight

Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant – Burke Hunter Adams

Structural Engineers – Heyne Tillet Steel

Mechanical Electrical and Public Health Consultant – Peter Deer Associates