The winner of a Design-Build-Finance-Maintain (DBFM) competition, this new court facility is LEED Silver certified and is located on the Moira River in central Belleville. The design intent was to develop a strong dialogue between two of the city’s main civic buildings: the courthouse and City Hall, located across the river. The structure consists of 6-storeys and a mechanical penthouse level. Eleven courtrooms serve both provincial and municipal courts, while parking is available both above and below ground. A large ceremonial plaza has been designed for the front of the courthouse, with an open atrium lobby and an interconnected first and second floor. VCL was the acoustical consultant for the team and was responsible for the overall acoustical design including architectural acoustics and environmental acoustics. Extensive proof of performance testing was also completed within the facility.