Melbourne Magistrates and Children’s Court Refurbishment

  • Client

    Court Services Victoria

  • Architect

    FMSA Architecture

  • Location


  • Status

    Completed 2018

Demolition of existing, outdated facilities, refurbishment works and new construction over two stages at the Melbourne Children’s Court and Magistrates Court.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, and 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 Practical Completion achieved in March 2018.

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