Manchester Civil Justice Centre (CJC)
The new Civil Justice centre in Manchester is a 13 storey building which was designed to house 50 courtrooms, administer the work created by 50 courtrooms and provide accommodation for staff being moved from various locations with the Greater Manchester area. Godfrey Syrett won the contract to fit the new courts with furniture across all 13 floors.Our brief was to carry out a storage audit of all the offices which were relocating to the new building and make recommendations to the client as to best use of the space available.
Whilst our comprehensive range of furniture were able to cater for the general spaces, the provision of a quality veneered range to meet the high specifications demanded for the Judicial areas was to be more of a challenge. The main contractor and architect were planning to install a range of fitted wall storage to the judicial suites, in a special veneered finish. Godfrey Syrett were tasked with matching this finish for the loose furniture.
Our design team spent much time sourcing and sampling suitable veneers and managed to secure an exact match. There were many areas that require non standard size furniture, specifically the Judges library, dining room and the majority of the 50 Judges suites.