Manchester Civil Justice Centre

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Manchester Civil Justice Centre
In 2002, Her Majesty’s Courts Service held an international competition to select an architect to design a new purpose built premises for the Department of Justice in the North West, the biggest court complex to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice. The building was procured through the UK’s Public Private Partnership model. However, in a first for this type of procurement, the Lord Chancellor’s Department chose the designer independently of site and developer. Allied London Properties was subsequently selected as developer and the site chosen was located in the Spinningfields area of Manchester, just outside the city centre. The building occupies a tight inner-city site, bordered by Hardman Boulevard, Gartside and Bridge Streets. The 34,000sq m Manchester Civil Justice Centre houses 47 courtrooms, 75 consultation rooms, in addition to office and support space over 15 levels. Sustainability has been a major consideration from initial concept with natural ventilation to all areas contributing to its BREEAM rating of


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  • Richard Stephens
    Richard Stephens commented
    I think they should have called Manchester Palace of Municipal Vengeance instead.
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  • millscato
    millscato commented
    Misplaced on the map.
    about 7 years ago via iPhone
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    ghaffar commented
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