The Royal Courts of Guernsey
This project for a new courthouse was selected in competition by the States of Guernsey.
Located in the centre of historic St Peter Port, on a tight and steeply sloping site, the new building houses a criminal court and magistrates court as well as public, custodial and administrative functions. It is linked to the original Royal Court Building of 1800, which forms the seat of government as well as justice. The two buildings together form a single, flexible and secure complex.
The new courthouse is clad in random granite blocks, many of which were reclaimed from the prison buildings which previously occupied the site. The granite facade of the prison has been rebuilt as the internal wall of the entrance hall. The building’s three distinctive zinc-clad roofs reinforce the town’s picturesque skyline.