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Barbican Estate Listed Building Management Guidelines

Date updated: 4/08/2022

The Barbican Estate is a mixed-use development built between 1963 and 1982 by the City of London Corporation, and designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. It includes the Barbican Centre, City of London School for Girls, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, St Giles Cripplegate Church and more than 2,000 flats.

In 2001, it was designated Grade II 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.

Guidelines

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 PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 24/08/20

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

Volume II (Residential) adopted 2012  PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 24/08/20

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 - not yet available

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

Volume IV (Landscape) adopted 2015 PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 24/08/20

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 Listed Building Management Guidelines library