FC for ACT Courts

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has announced that its courts PPP scheme has reached financial close.

The region has signed the deal with the Juris Partnership consortium, comprised of Laing O’Rourke, Macquarie Programmed Facility Management and Lyons architects.

Under the $150m ACT Law Courts deal, Juris will be responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the major revamp of Canberra’s courts, with a precinct covering the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Magistrates Court and Children’s Court being delivered.

Juris was named the preferred bidder in October, beating the Capital Courts team that included Richard Crookes Constructions, Brookfield Johnson Controls (now Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) and Amber Infrastructure.

“The ACT government is pleased to see the project’s proponent Juris Partnership moving ahead and meeting these significant milestones. By achieving financial close today, Juris has made a big step toward the start of construction in the first half of next year,” said Attorney-General Simon Corbell.

No financial information was released with the announcement of the deal signing.