Chelmsford Magistrates Court
An important addition to Chelmsford in a prime location
Following our previous work with the Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) in selecting sites for consolidating the courts services in Essex and the preparation of a feasibility study, we were appointed to design two new Magistrates court buildings for both Chelmsford and Colchester. The development accommodates five Magistrate court rooms and a Crown Court.
The careful arrangement of the building provides a main courts level at first floor, comprising four Magistrates’ courts, with the Crown Court and family court sitting at the third floor level above.
The main entrance is designed as a prominent piece of townscape, knitting together the urban fabric and providing easy wayfinding for visitors. Designed to the HMCS Design Guide 2007, the building achieves BREEAM Excellent and set a new standard in smart, sustainable design within court buildings.
Chelmsford, CM1 1NT
Her Majesty’s Court Service
Five magistrate court rooms and a Crown Court
Our building consultancy team acted as lead designer and technical assessor on the redesigned reception, video court area, and Mandatory Drug Testing Centre at the new prison.
Greater Manchester Police Force HQ
As one of the most influential local services, the building promotes new ways of working and enables the Greater Manchester Police the flexibility to respond to the community’s ever-changing needs
Hicks Gate Fire Station
A five bay fire station situated in a critical area of green belt between Keynsham and Bristol with great access onto the local road network.