Education and Simulation Centre

Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

The state-of-the-art surgical skills facility created a national centre of excellence in surgical education. The project involved extensive modification and addition to the fine nineteenth century building at the south side of Lincoln's Inn Fields which was bombed and partly rebuilt in the 1950s

World-class surgical training facilities, including a highly-serviced surgical workshop and clinical skills centre, were carefully inserted into the existing fabric over three phases.

By providing a new reception space with break out facilities and a lecture/seminar space the new training facilities create a place for both formal and informal exchange of ideas – encouraging debate and interaction. 

The new surgical skill workshop will enable the 12,000 surgeons who annually take RCS courses to access hands-on experience in new and existing surgical procedures under expert guidance.
Dick Rainsbury, RCS Director of Education

Phased construction

The construction works were very complex not only because of the significant structural work required within a listed building but also because of the necessity for the building to be operational during construction. The works took place in three phases, each phase then being occupied whilst the next stage commenced. The structural interventions could not put load on the listed library below and could barely touch the listed façade.

The opening of this new centre marks a change in the way we teach surgery in this country. The Eagle Project is there to train the whole surgical team, not just the surgeon.
Bernard Ribeiro, President of the College

Our Team

Project Team

  • Client: Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Project Management: Leeds Management Services
  • Cost Planning: Boydengroup
  • Structural Engineer: Faber Maunsell
  • Services Engineer: AECOM
  • Access Consultant: Applin Design
  • Fire Engineer: Bodycote Warrington Fire
  • Contractor: ISG Interior/Exterior
  • Photography: Alan Williams