Is the new magistrates’ court Bristol’s own Bath Spa?

The new Bristol magistrates’ court

A £25m project to replace Bristol’s magistrates’ courts is a year overdue because of structural concerns, the BBC has learned.

The new court complex in the city centre is being built under the private finance initiative.

The Magistrates’ Court Services said: “We are in discussion with the contractors over the soundness of the ground floor.”

Sub-contractor Carillion said it had been told not to make any comment.

The Magistrates’ Court Service cannot say when the court staff, lawyers and defendants will be able to occupy the building.

BBC News website story from last Tuesday… And since then not heard anything.

cf: Timeline of the Bath Spa Project fiasco (BBC)

PS It’s not all doom and gloom for Wolverhampton-based construction group Carillion: Bristol Magistrates’ Court may be going tits-up, and Network Rail may have dumped them, but a £470m deal in the Middle East and and a £300m contract to work at Heathrow’s terminal 5 should keep the directors’ kids in shoe leather a while longer 🙂

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