ADCO secured the $70 million Shepparton Law Courts Main Works redevelopment through an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) method of procurement.
Stage 1 involved the construction of a new multi-jurisdictional courts facility capable of meeting current and future community demand. The new centre is comprised of a multi-level facility housing six court rooms, basement, custodial zone, security facilities, judicial chambers, and administrative areas, offices, meeting rooms, lobby and associated amenities.
The facilities reflect the most contemporary applications of courthouse design, information technology, environmental sustainability and changing justice delivery models. The design also ensures capability to accommodate future service demands in the region.
The entry lobby is inspired by the image of the ancient River Red Gum and the base of the new building founded on brick — a throwback of older country court houses. The new five-story building engages with the older adjacent 1930s Court House by way of a generous landscaped public plaza that serves the courts’ staff and visitors.
Stage two works involved the demolition of the existing 1980’s court house and the completion of the forecourt.
ECI THEN CONSTRUCT ONLY