The historic move of the Courthouse in figures


INFOGRAPHY – After several centuries on the Ile de la Cité, the Paris court leaves its walls: the new Courthouse, a large modern building in the district of Batignolles, will host this Monday its first hearing.
100,000 cartons, 42 kilometers of documents, 2,000 people …. This is an extraordinary move that begins this Monday at the Palais de Justice in Paris. Until mid-July, a ballet of 1300 trucks of 20 cubic meters will run on the Ile de la Cité, before joining the new court in the district of Batignolles , northwest of the capital. Culminating at 160 meters, the new court is imposing for several months in the landscape of the capital. This is the second tallest tower in Paris intramural, after the Montparnasse tower. Up to 9000 people will visit this courthouse each day, consisting of four sets of glass bunk. »READ ALSO – The Palais de Justice in Paris makes its last cards to the Batignolles This new building of 120,000 m² includes 90 courtrooms for first instance trials – against 26 in the former palace – and 200 cells for the police depot and the prison administration. Designed by Renzo Piano , the architect of the Pompidou Center, the new TGI is at the center of a “judicial city”, which also includes the new premises of the judicial police, transferred from the famous 36, quai des Orfèvres, and a House of the order of the lawyers. This vast move concerns 2000 people. Among them, 376 magistrates of the head office, 136 magistrates of the parquet floor of Paris and 18 of the Public prosecutor’s office. But also 1088 officials of the registry of the Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI) of Paris. A cost of 2.35 billion euros Considered for a long time, the TGI’s relocation was relaunched in 2003 by President Jacques Chirac. In 2009, his successor, Nicolas Sarkozy, decided in favor of Batignolles as part of the Greater Paris project. The neighborhood is still under construction, while the extension of line 14 of the metro is two years late. Court funding, in the form of a public-private partnership (PPP), is also controversial. »READ ALSO – Courthouse: “500 hearings per week from the end of May 2018” The Bouygues Group finances the construction of the building and will provide maintenance and upkeep for 27 years. In return, the State will pay rent for the duration of the contract after which it will become owner of the building. Total cost: 2.35 billion euros. Or, per year and on average, 50 million euros in rent, corresponding to the repayment of the investment, and 35 million euros in operating fees (maintenance, maintenance, building renewal and services ). Annual rents “which will weigh heavily on the budget of the Ministry of Justice”, criticized the Court of Auditors. The total investment, including studies, design, works and financing costs amounted to 725 million euros. (With AFP)


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