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Barbican Estate Listed Building Management Guidelines

Date updated: 5/12/2021
Barbican and Golden Lane Conservation Area Character Summary and Management Strategy and the Barbican Arts Centre Listed Building Management Guidelines consultations

The Barbican Estate is a mixed-use development constructed between 1963 and 1982 by the City of London Corporation, designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. It includes the Barbican Centre , City of London School for Girls, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, St Giles Cripplegate Church and more than 2,000 flats. It was designated Grade II in 2001 for its special architectural and historic interest. It is in the Barbican and Golden Lane Conservation Area (designated October 2018), is Grade II* on the Historic England Register of Historic Parks and Gardens (designated 2003) and the Roman and medieval City Wall Scheduled Monuments have statutory protection. It is a Grade II Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation identified in the Mayor’s London Plan and the City of London Biodiversity Action Plan.

The Barbican Listed Building Management Guidelines (LBMG) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) assist in managing changes to the estate which may affect its special interest, and help residents, those managing the estate and planning officers to assess what work will need listed building consent.

Volume I (Introduction) adopted 2012

This volume is an introduction to the estate, the national and local legislative background and the role of stakeholders.

Barbican Estate Listed Building Management Guidelines SPD Volume I PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 8/24/20

Volume II (Residential) adopted 2012 

This volume identifies special interest, management guidelines for potential works and best practice in building maintenance.

It includes separate supporting guidance on a listed buildings guide for residents, guidelines for home improvements and a home improvements process. These documents are in the Barbican Estate LBMG library.

Volume III 

This volume will cover the Barbican Arts Centre, City of London School for Girls and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, to will be prepared at a future date.

 

Barbican Estate Listed Building Management Guidelines SPD Volume II PDF (1.3MB)
Date submitted: 8/24/20

 Volume IV (Landscape) adopted 2015

This volume identifies landscape elements and advice on managing change in open spaces.

It includes separate supporting guidance: Part 2 - Good Practice, Part 3 - Soft landscape and green infrastructure. The appendices and supporting documents are in the Barbican Estate LBMG library.

Barbican Estate Listed Building Management Guidelines SPD Volume IV PDF (1.7MB)
Date submitted: 8/24/20