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Addition to Cornwall Courthouse
Addition to Cornwall Courthouse
Addition to Cornwall Courthouse

Addition to Cornwall Courthouse

Cornwall, Ontario


Ontario Realty Corporation


Murphy Hilgers Architects
MMH Architects

Project Completion Date

June, 2007

Type of Contract

Construction Management

Project Value



The Cornwall Court House was constructed as a design/build project in 1997/1998. It is a single storey, load bearing masonry and steel frame structure, which was designed and built without the ability to accommodate vertical expansion.  The building houses five (5) courtrooms and related court functions.  The Gross Floor Area of the Building is approximately 3,250.00 sq m (35,000 sq. ft.).

The Court House is bound by Third Street to the north, Second Street to the south, Augustus Street to the west and Pitt Street to the east.  Public entrance to the building is located beneath a covered walkway facing Pitt Street.

The entryway is situated in approximately the center of the structure.  Currently, the Administration and Support Staff area is located to the immediate left upon entrance to the Court House, while the Law Association and Crown Attorney offices are located to the right.

Judge’s Chambers are situated in the south end of the Court House while courtrooms flank the majority of the west side of the building.  The Police Court Bureau, as well as holding cells, Sallyport and Building Services facilities are housed in the north end of the Court House.

This project will involve an addition and fit-up to the existing Cornwall Courthouse, comprising of approximately 19,621 sq.ft.

The project includes but not limited to demolition, site services, landscape, sub-structure, building envelope, concrete & masonry, interior partitions, doors & hardware, glazing, millwork, ceilings, flooring, furniture, fittings and associated finishes.  Mechanical fit-up consisting of heating distribution and controls with associated valves, VAV boxes, ductwork modifications, HVAC complete with balancing reports, washroom/kitchenette plumbing and associated fixtures.  Electrical fit-up consisting of lighting, power, voice and data, and audiovisual equipment.  Security systems alterations and additions including CCTV, duress alarms, electromagnetic passage sets, card readers and intercom systems.