Lambeth Palace Library and ArchiveLambeth Palace Road, London

Construction of a new building to the highest architectural and engineering standards, to house the Library and Archive of the Church of England. The building is located within the grounds of Lambeth Palace and sits within a Grade II site of importance for Nature Conservation, involving highly significant archaeology, trees with preservation orders and new planting.

The creation of an appropriate home for the invaluable collection of Lambeth Palace Library combined with the Records of the Church of England. The building will protect the delicate contents of the archives from changing humidity, air pollution and flood risk.

The space will provide seven floors of archives above ground and a mezzanine level of staff and visitor spaces. Controlled views of the glade from the entrance hall, reading room and staff areas will create a sense of sanctuary for the library’s staff and visitors.

The Church Commissioners for England
Wright & Wright Architects
Price & Myers and Max Fordham
Project Manager:
Stuart A Johnson Consulting
Quantity Surveyor:
Dan Pearson Studio