US Courthouse Construction to Begin in 2011

21 December 2010 (Last Updated December 21st, 2010 18:30)

Long Beach Judicial Partners will begin construction work next year on a new $490m courthouse in California, US, following the finalisation of design plans. The state has signed a 35-year contract with Long Beach Judicial Partners to build, operate and maintain the new Long Beach Cour

Long Beach Judicial Partners will begin construction work next year on a new $490m courthouse in California, US, following the finalisation of design plans.

The state has signed a 35-year contract with Long Beach Judicial Partners to build, operate and maintain the new Long Beach Courthouse.

The 49,332 m² L-shaped building has been designed by Los Angeles-based AECOM and will house 31 civil and criminal courtrooms.

The low-rise building will also feature 855m² of retail space and a basement that will include a controlled-entry space and an in-custody holding facility.

Meridiam Infrastructure will provide $49m to finance the project while the rest of the funds will be secured through loans.

The new courthouse is expected to complete by 2013, according to presstelegram.com.