Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court

Architectural upgrade of court rooms to accommodate contemporary judicial servicing.

Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court were temporarily closed following floods which caused severe damage to the lower floor. Courts 1-3 were subsequently stripped back to a bare shell, with all finishes and lighting removed. Although Courts 4 and 5 were less damaged they also had to be completely stripped of furniture and fittings.

BLP undertook architectural services to upgrade all seven courts to meet contemporary judicial servicing, access and technology requirements. The court facility incorporates confidential consultation rooms, a public waiting area and a range of ancillary office and administration space.

The court also addresses the requirements of the FVI with separate areas for respondents and claimants, separate registry counters, dedicate interview rooms, and protected remote witness areas.

Architecturally, the design responds to the character of the local community as well as the physical form of the original building

Location – Heidelberg, Victoria
Client – Magistrates’ Court Victoria
Completed – 2016

Heidelberg Magistrates' CourtBernita Edwards