The new Mullingar Courthouse was officially opened today by Minister for Justice and Equality Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., following a redevelopment project by leading contractors BAM under a highly successful public-private partnership arrangement.

L to R –Theo Cullinane CEO BAM Ireland, Minister for Justice and Equality Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., Mr Chief Justice Frank Clarke, Ger Harrington BAM Director.

The work saw the contractor refurbish and extend the existing courthouse at Mount Street, Mullingar, to include three courtrooms, improved custody facilities and court offices.

Mullingar Courthouse is the final project by BAM in the €149m Courts Bundle PPP that includes restoration, renovations and builds at seven courthouses across Ireland. The contract also provides for the 25-year facility management of each courthouse. Mullingar’s new courthouse was developed around the existing structure which was built between circa 1824 and 1828.

Speaking at the opening, CEO of BAM Ireland Theo Cullinane said: “Our team has done exceptional work in preserving the courthouse’s original character while bringing the facilities up to date with the 21st Century. As it is a landmark building in the heart of Mullingar, it was important that we delivered a project of which the community can be proud. Throughout the Courts PPP we have been working to enhance court services and facilities around the country and we’re pleased to deliver another first-class project.”

Mullingar Courthouse is the latest significant project to be completed by BAM in the town, having previously developed the €17m Mullingar Wastewater Treatment Works on behalf on Westmeath County Council.