Queen Square Law Courts

Sydney, NSW

One of Sydney's most extensive heritage refurbishments designed to help redefine society's relationship with the law

One of the most significant heritage refurbishments in Sydney – the Queens Square Law Courts Building. A 27 storey, 1970s modern heritage building located along the busy Macquarie Street in Sydney. The heritage structure houses The High Court of Australia, The Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of NSW and their accompanying operational departments. The intent was to maintain the institution’s dignity and legal authority yet promote an open, transparent and progressive justice facility.

The prestigious institution was successfully transformed through the application of new materials and a collaborative design approach between disciplines. To date, it stands as one of the most successful heritage transformations the city of Sydney has witnessed.

Client: Law Courts Limited

Architect: Group GSA, Hassell

Builder: Reed Constructions

Value: $240M

Completion: 2009

Sector: Government & Public

Services: Structural, Civil