Press release 17/02/1999 00:00 CET

The prestigious Scottish Justiciary Building in the heart of Glasgow is to be refurbished in a contract worth £5 million to the Scottish office of Kvaerner Construction.

The work, which will start immediately, includes the refurbishment of the two existing courtrooms, installing the latest technical facilities and improving the conditions of rest areas provided for court users.

The main entrance on the ground floor and the concourse between the two courtrooms, known as the Lord’s Hallway, will be retained with refurbished timber panelling and new floor finishes, while the accommodation surrounding the building will be upgraded to provide jury and witness rooms for each court.

The first floor will also be refurbished and extended to accommodate judges’ apartments and macers and clerk of the court accommodation. A new two-level link will be built to provide access to new extension buildings adjacent to the Lord’s Hallway for both the public and court officials.

Work on the site is due to be completed by the end of March 2000.


For further information contact:Cheryl Eaton, PR Manager - 01923 423 030Kris Birkett, Press Officer - 01923 423 833