Court standards and design guide
Comprehensive guidance for designing court buildings, covering site selection, analysis and layout, form and massing, planning, architecture and selection of architects. Contains sections dealing with various types of courts: magistrates’, crown, county, judiciary and magistrates, district judges, jury, custody, advocates, non-HMCS staff, catering, public space, office design, court office, tribunals, probate, office support service, common facilities, storage areas, car park, sustainable development, electrical, alarms and information and communications technology (ICT), air, water and acoustics, furniture and furnishings, finishes and materials, provision for disabled people, fire safety, security, locks and key mastering, libraries, signs, specific design features, health and safety and existing buildings.
Supersedes: Court standards and design guide, MoJ 2007.
Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
An accompanying spreadsheet for Schedule of requirement template is not available in The Construction Information Service.
Courts/police stations/prisons/fire stations
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Ministry of Justice
Formerly known as the Department for Constitutional Affairs, the Ministry of Justice are responsible for making sure the criminal justice system is transparent, fair and responsive.