The Old Courthouse

Client: Dandara Commercial Ltd.
(by Hugh Logan as Principal Architect with Dandara)

Status: Completed 2005

This commercial office development required the retention of two facades of a registered building. A new building is to be constructed behind providing four floors of offices and two levels of car parking on a steeply sloping site.

The Old Courthouse, Athol Street, Douglas Panorama

A new entrance for the offices is formed by the replacement of an adjoining town house, more recently used as a police station, with a glazed façade accessed through a new freestanding arch, providing a reference to the grand portico of the original building.

A new rear façade, of contemporary design based on the proportions of the original, will be separated from the original side façade into which it runs by glazed façade of similar design to the new office entrance.