Meridiam Consortium to Design Californian Courthouse

1 July 2010 (Last Updated July 1st, 2010 18:30)

A consortium led by Meridiam Infrastructure has been selected to design a new six-acre US courthouse in Long Beach, California, US. The consortium, Long Beach Judicial Partners, is expected to design, fund, operate and maintain the courthouse for a period of 35 years following the final

A consortium led by Meridiam Infrastructure has been selected to design a new six-acre US courthouse in Long Beach, California, US.

The consortium, Long Beach Judicial Partners, is expected to design, fund, operate and maintain the courthouse for a period of 35 years following the final approval from the California Department of Finance.

The 545,000ft² courthouse will feature 31 civil and criminal courtrooms, 63,000ft² of county office space, 9,200ft² of retail space and a basement with an in-custody holding facility.

The proposed L-shape design features a four-storey office and a five-storey court building with a secured courtyard.

The courtrooms will be on the first two levels with access to natural light and the fourth floor jury assembly room features an outdoor area.

The consortium includes AECOM, Clark Construction Group, Edgemoor Real Estate Services Commercial and Johnson Controls.

The consortium beat Lankford Phelps and Balfour Beatty Capital, the other two finalists for the scheme.

The building is expected to open in 2013 and will replace the 50-year-old courthouse building on Ocean Boulevard, according to presstelegram.com.