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 granted Grade II listed status in September 2001 for its special architectural and historic interest. It has Grade II* listing on the Historic England Register of Historic Parks and Gardens (designated February 2003), is in the Barbican and Golden Lane Conservation Area (designated October 2018) 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.
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.
This volume will cover the Barbican Arts Centre, City of London School for Girls and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, to be prepared at a future date.
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.