Melbourne Magistrates & Children’s Court Refurbishment

Court Services Victoria

FMSA Architecture

This project involved the demolition of existing, outdated facilities, refurbishment works and new construction over two stages at The Melbourne Children’s Court and Magistrates Court.

Stage 1 involved demolishing an existing Children’s play room and construction of a new Cubby House, designed as a colourful, tactile and distracting space for young visitors, providing a safe and calming environment. Areas include private waiting areas, child friendly interview rooms and associated court staff areas. Bespoke joinery works were required.

Stage 2 involved refurbishment of ground and level one entry foyers, reconfiguration of security areas, relocation of an existing café, new reception counters, refurbishment of the public ground floor children's play area and an outdoor courtyard.

These works were completed after hours to minimise disruption to court proceedings under strict security arrangements. Works commenced in October 2017, with PC achieved in March 2018.