Edinburgh Sheriff Court – New Court 18
This internal project was commissioned in 2014 by the Scottish Court & Tribunal Service. The project essentially involved the phased formation of four important functional spaces In Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Chambers Street. These included a new Edinburgh Bar Association Facility, a new Jury Muster Facility, an expanded office for the Civil Business Team and a new PII Courtroom 18. The area refurbished totalled over 1000sqm over three floor levels and was completed by July 2015. Intended for PII business the Civil Jury Courtroom incorporated the most up-to-date in Court IT for remote witnesses and digital recording of evidence in a facility of over 200sqm. The project was undertaken by Specialist Fit Out Contractors Morris & Spottiswood whilst the Court was fully operational and required very careful phasing and planning.

 

Edinburgh Sheriff Court – New Bar Association

This internal project was commissioned in 2014 by the Scottish Court & Tribunal Service. The project essentially involved the phased formation of four important functional spaces In Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Chambers Street. These included a new Edinburgh Bar Association Facility, a new Jury Muster Facility, an expanded office for the Civil Business Team and a new PII Courtroom 18. The area refurbished totalled over 1000sqm over three floor levels and was completed by July 2015. In order to improve facilities the Edinburgh Bar Association accommodation was relocated on to Level 3 in a former storage area of over 200sqm. EBA were delighted with their new accommodation. The project was undertaken by Specialist Fit Out Contractors Morris & Spottiswood whilst the Court was fully operational and required very careful phasing and planning.

 

Other Sheriff Courts – Various Projects

This internal project was commissioned in 2010 by the Scottish Court & Tribunal Service. It involved the relocation of the Judicial Training Facilities into bespoke accommodation created in the PSA wing of Parliament House in Edinburgh’s Supreme Court. Mock Courts and high tech IT, Video Conferencing etc were incorporated into a Judicial Institute Training Suite alongside supporting Administrative offices. The project required a complete space planning exercise in three floors of the PSA wing totalling some 30,000sqft. The Judicial Institute high praised the design of new training accommodation. The project was undertaken by Specialist Fit Out Contractors Morris & Spottiswood whilst the Court was fully operational and required very careful phasing and planning.

 

Judicial Institute – New Training Centre

Since 2009 Michael Laurie Architects have carried out in excess of 60 projects for Scottish Court & Tribunal Service ranging in value from £10k to £2.0million across Scotland. Working closely with The Property and Services Team to ensure that Judicial business is kept running through the duration of these projects with the minimum of impact and disruption. The complex stakeholder groups create a challenging environment within which we strive meet all the sometime conflicting design requirements. As a small practice we give each project care and personal attention. We communicate on a daily basis with relevant User groups, Area coordinators and Project Managers to ensure a successful outcome.