Green courts for judicial processes
For this project the design challenge lay in meeting the special requirements of judicial processes. Our design was required to incorporate separate entrances and routes to courtrooms for judges, juries, defendants and the public.
In addition to five main courtrooms and District Judges’ Chambers, there is also a child case courtroom. The first of its kind in a new court complex, the courtroom design focuses on the needs of children during legal procedures. As the first new-build court complex to have naturally ventilated courtrooms, the building was believed to be the most environmentally friendly of its type in the UK at the time.