Additions & Alterations to Port Center 1 for Portsmouth Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, Portsmouth, VA
The new City of Portsmouth courts facility includes the complete renovation of an existing one- and two-story office building (approximately 103,700 square feet), along with a new three-story addition (approximately 103,000 square feet). The city’s new courts facility will house the Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and related administrative offices. The facility provides 12 new courtrooms including six Circuit Court, three General District, and three Juvenile & Domestic Relations. Offices for the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Juvenile Court Services, and the Portsmouth Sheriff will also be located in the facility. In addition, we designed and detailed a foundation and support posts for 3 separate parking canopies for judges ranging from 18' x 42' to 18' x 62'. Designed shoring and underpinning of existing foundations for the General Contractor and design braced frame connection details for the steel contractor. Approximate construction cost is $43 mil.
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