Winner for Aussie court PPP

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has selected a preferred bidder for the ACT Law Courts PPP.

The Juris Partnership including Laing O’Rourke, Macquarie Capital, Programmed Facility Management and Lyons architects have been awarded Canberra’s first PPP. Juris will be responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the precinct for the next 25 years.
With a capital cost of $150m, the new ACT Law Courts will accommodate the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Magistrates Court and Children’s Court with a four-storey new link building joining the existing Magistrates and refurbished Supreme Court buildings. There will be capacity for 22 courtrooms, with 18 planned for immediate operation.
The contract is to be awarded by the end of the year with a decision on works approval expected in late November.
Regarding its entry into the PPP market, the ACT government said it has used lessons learned from other jurisdictions throughout its own process.
Juris has beaten the Capital Courts team, including Richard Crookes Constructions, Brookfield Johnson Controls (now Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions), Amber Infrastructure, Bates Smart Architects and Katsieris Origami Architecture. Proposals were submitted in May. For more information click here.
The ACT government is also using PPP to deliver the Capital Metro light rail project and the City to the Lake regeneration project.