(Sherbrooke) The main hall of the Sherbrooke courthouse will undergo a major redevelopment in the coming months.
Room 1 will be upgrading in order to be able to accommodate “mega-trial” in the framework of the “Access to Justice” launched in September 2011.
The courthouse of Sherbrooke was targeted among 13 others in Quebec to be able to accommodate legal proceedings concerning a number of defendants, a large volume of evidence on technological support and require very high security level .
The spokesman of the Quebec Society of infrastructure (SQI) Martin Roy explained that the hall 1 and the deliberation room will be renovated and a technical room will be done.
“We can not yet provide any indication of the timing or costs. The tender will be launched in the coming weeks. Firms of architects and engineers who work on the project were hired in late May, “said the spokesman of the SQI.
“The timeframe should take account of judicial activities.”
A project kick-off meeting has been made in recent weeks.
“The project is planned to be achieved by 2017. The timeframe should take account of judicial activities,” said Martin Roy of the SQI.
Targeted palace in the framework of the “Access to Justice” are the result of an exercise carried out in collaboration with the authorities of the Court of Québec, the Superior Court, the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions and the Department of public Security.
The objective of the Department of Justice of Quebec in 2011 was to equip all regions of Quebec such facilities. Thus, the Rimouski courthouse, Baie-Comeau, Saguenay, Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, Val-d’Or, Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Longueuil, Laval, Saint-Jerome, Montreal and the Judicial Center Gouin in Montreal were targeted .
In 2013, the Director of the Office Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DCPP) Sherbrooke had been enlarged considerably.
The redevelopment of a little over a $ million had allowed to fill all the space that was available at the courthouse of Sherbrooke.
The space once occupied by the Société Immobilière du Québec (SIQ) on the ground floor of King Street West building was added to the space occupied by the DCPP, located on the first floor.
The Sherbrooke courthouse on King Street West was inaugurated in 1987. It was built for $ 15 million.