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Courthouse building project: New Lowell Judicial Center

This new multi-department courthouse in Lowell will be a model for future energy-efficient civic buildings.

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Northwest perspective of the new Lowell Trial Court.
Northwest perspective of new Lowell Trial Court

Project information

New Lowell Trial Court

Project #TRC0105-DC1
370 Jackson Street, Lowell

The new Lowell Trial Court will be an energy efficient courthouse overlooking the historic Hamilton Canal. The cutting-edge facility will be constructed for the Superior, District, Probate & Family, Juvenile, and Housing Courts of Middlesex County. A Law Library/Court Service Center and an office space for the District Attorney and Registry of Deeds will also be provided. The new building will replace a leased facility and 2 outdated state-owned courthouses.

A goal in the design of this courthouse is to minimize the use of energy drawn from utility grids. The courthouse will be extremely energy efficient, with an expected LEED-platinum rating, and will feature a chilled beam HVAC system, photo-voltaic panels, and sophisticated building systems controls.

Gross Square Footage: 265,000
Total Courtrooms: 17 
Total Holding Cells: 46
Total Project Cost: $200 million
Estimated Construction Cost: $146 million
Funding Source: C. 304 of 2008
Designer: Finegold Alexander
Contractor: Dimeo Construction
Estimated Completion: December 2019

Project images

Current Lowell Judicial Center site plan and landscape
Current site plan and landscape
Northeast perspective of new Lowell Judicial Center
Northeast perspective
Southeast perspective
Southeast perspective of new Lowell Judicial Center
Northeast perspective of new Lowell Judicial Center
Northeast perspective
Superior courtroom in new Lowell Judicial Center
Superior courtroom
Interior courtroom in new Lowell Judicial Center
Interior courtroom
Aerial view of Hamilton Canal District
Aerial view, Hamilton Canal District
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