The City of Hamilton modernizes 50 Main Street East, a former municipal court, to provide appropriate long-term accommodations for the Provincial Offences Administration including 4 courtrooms, Ontario Municipal Board, and the City of Hamilton’s Legal Services & Risk Management Divisions. The scope of work includes:
- Phased selective demolition of the entire facility, protecting the sensitive heritage fabric of the building.
- Retrofit of the existing heating/cooling plant to utilize hot water, replacing steam. The existing Ors, chiller, and cooling tower shall be upgraded utilizing designs developed by HH Angus.
- Provision of a modern Emergency Power Unit consisting of a roof-mounted generator.
- Renovation of the first and second floors to accommodate the Provincial Offences Administration including 4 courtrooms, Ontario Municipal Board, Administration Area, Hearing Room, and 4 courtrooms. Also provide offices for City of Hamilton’s Legal Services.
- Demolition of floors three, four, and five to base building core and shell standards for future tenants.
- Upgrades to subgrade receiving area including the installation of security systems and realignment of existing building infrastructure to provide barrier free access in the holding areas.
City of Hamilton, Urban Design and Architecture Awards - Award of Merit for Public Buildings- Renovations, 2019.