Cork Courthouse officially opens
The new Cork Courthouse was officially opened on Monday 28 May by Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., Minister for Justice & Equality, following a €35 million redevelopment project by BAM.
The work saw the contractor revamp the former Model School building on Anglesea Street into a six-storey courthouse that provides six new courtrooms as well as improved custody and legal practitioner facilities.
It is one of seven courthouses that BAM has restored, renovated and built across Ireland as part of our Irish Courts project. The deal also provides for the 25-year facility management of each courthouse.
The new Cork Courthouse has been developed around the original structure which was built circa 1865. BAM’s new development has expanded the site’s area size from 1,815m2 to 10,100m2. It was also designed to incorporate the Courts Service of Ireland offices, training rooms, Garda Síochána (police), and Director of Public Prosecutions facilities.