Ecological architecture - sustainable design

    Works to facilitate accessibility - Scope of work undertaken:
  • Access Audit to identify priority works required for The Courts Service
  • Full Architectural & structural design services
  • Accessible WCs
  • New shafts for Lifts (evacuation-standard) through 4 floors of historic fabric
  • External ramps & steps, signage, lighting, landscaping, bespoke metal/ artwork etc
  • Included close coordination in association with The Courts Service
  • Programme of works to Courts etc during legal term of the premier courts complex in the country
  • To avoid an institutional environment, in the context of a historic public building, the selection of coherent materials and fittings was crucial
  • Use of machineroom-less lift, for energy efficiency of operation and architectural conservation of roofscapes
  • Creation of victim-support room, landscaped external seating areas, alternative routes etc for stress-relief
  • Environmental improvements to public areas with heavy-duty natural finishes and paints
  • Relocation of original cast-iron stair flight to form space for lift
  • Use of durable materials for hard landscape