16 December 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
A contract has been signed today this week which will allow the redevelopment of the courthouse on Anglesea Street, Cork.
Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, announced the conclusion and signing of the contracts for a Courts Bundle Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project which include a the refurbishment of the courthouse on Anglesea Street. Currently the District Court operates out of an old school building with limited space, this will project will provide improved facilities which will particularly benefit people when dealing with sensitive family law matters.
The overall project includes seven regional courthouses and will cost around €135 million. It is anticipated that around 700 new jobs are to be created during the period of construction. Under the PPP model, the courthouses will be designed, built, financed and maintained for twenty five years by BAM PPP PGGM.
Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said
“This is a substantial investment in the modernisation of our Court facilities and will provide an important boost to Cork and the local economies of the other regional cities and towns. Fine Gael has a long term plan to keep the recovery going. Our plan will deliver more new jobs and affordable, sustainable improvements in services. This investment is only possible thanks to the economic recovery being overseen by this Government and these seven major building projects are further example of how the fruits of the economic recovery are being spread throughout the regions.”