New Lowell Trial Court
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 office space for the District Attorney and Registry of Deeds will also be provided. The new building will replace a leased facility and two outdated state-owned courthouses.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