Manchester Courthouse Renovation/Expansion
City of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Richmond’s Manchester Courthouse is a historic building that had been expanded twice in the past, most recently in the 1960s. This renovation and expansion project more than doubled the size of the building, providing much needed additional space and enhanced security for the city’s general district court and clerk, commonwealth’s attorney, pre-trial and post-trial services, and sheriff’s court security functions. Facilities for inmate holding and security had been virtually non-existent in the building. The addition includes holding cells, a vehicle sallyport, and separate inmate circulation corridors. Site construction added over 200 new parking spaces and included a walled and gated parking area for the judges. During construction, the building was vacated and court continued operations in a temporary modular building constructed for that purpose adjacent to the construction site.