In the region of 700 new jobs will be created with the construction of four new courthouses and full refurbishment of three others, at a cost €135m. The seven projects will take place in Cork, Donegal (Letterkenny), Limerick, Mullingar, Louth (Drogheda), Waterford and Wexford.
Planning arrangements have now been finalised, and access to the sites for construction teams granted. Work is due to commence after Christmas and will take up to 24 months to complete, with plans to begin moving court business into the new venues in 2017.
The project is to be delivered by way of a Public Private Partnership with BAM PPP PGGM Infrastructure Cooperatie U.A. (BAM). The consortium will construct and deliver the projects and provide facilities management of the venues.
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The projects include the design, build, finance and maintenance of facilities at seven courthouses:
- Drogheda, Co. Louth is to get a new courthouse consisting of two courtrooms and associated facilities to be constructed on a landmark town centre site adjacent to the River Boyne.
- Letterkenny, Co Donegal will get new courthouse to accommodate four courtrooms and associated facilities to be constructed on a town centre site close to the existing courthouse
- Limerick City - A new criminal courthouse is to be built on a site adjacent to Limerick Prison, to include six courtrooms, custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities
- Wexford Town - The refurbishment and extension of an existing landmark building to provide a new courthouse for Wexford Town consisting of four courtrooms, custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities
- Cork City - The refurbishment and extension of the existing landmark courthouse building at Anglesea Street to accommodate six courtrooms, improved custody facilities, court offices, the regional office and associated facilities
- Mullingar, Co Westmeath - The refurbishment and extension of the existing historic courthouse in Mullingar to accommodate three courtrooms, improved custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities
- Waterford City - The refurbishment and extension of the existing historic courthouse in Waterford to accommodate six courtrooms, improved custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities
Chief Justice Susan Denham has welcomed the projects saying that they will create "a future which promises a great change in the axis of activity in the legal world of several cities and towns". "The investment in these seven projects is the largest single investment in regional court structures in the history of the state".
"These projects will bring world class court facilities to each city or town. Each new courthouse will be of a standard befitting the serious nature of the business conducted there, and respectful of the dignity of the people who are called upon to appear in court, in any capacity", she added.
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