1. The State Courts launched the Superstructure of the new State Courts Towers with the installation of the first beam of the building above ground level today. This marks the beginning of the Superstructure works, a new significant milestone in the construction of the State Courts Towers.
2. The launch event was officiated by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, with a symbolic signing on the Superstructure beam.
3. When completed, the new State Courts Towers will house more than 60 courtrooms and over 50 hearing chambers to meet the needs of society, providing better access to justice and timely dispute resolution. The new State Courts Towers is slated to be operational in 2020.
4. Please find a selection of photos from the launch event with corresponding captions below.
Left to right: Presiding Judge of the State Courts Justice See Kee Oon, The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and Deputy Presiding Judge of the State Courts Jennifer Marie signing the Superstructure beam
Superstructure beam symbolising the commencing of construction of the State Courts Towers from ground level being installed. The steel beam measures 8.4 metres.
Aerial view of the new State Courts Towers construction site. Completion of the building is expected to be in 2020.
Issued by: State Courts, Singapore
Date: 17 March 2017
(i) Opening Address by Justice See Kee Oon, Presiding Judge of the State Courts for the Launch of the Superstructure of the new State Courts Towers
(ii) Factsheet on State Courts Towers
(iii) Photos of the Launch of the superstructure of the new State Courts Towers (High-resolution photos and a construction time-lapse video are available via download)
For further information or clarification, please contact:
(i) Ms Marilyn Tan, Assistant Director, Communications Directorate
Tel: 6435 5652 / 9722 6139
(ii) Ms Michelle Chiang, Assistant Director, Communications
Directorate Tel: 6435 5179 / 9722 6139
Factsheet on State Courts Towers
|Expected operational date
|Length of first Superstructure beam
|Weight of first Superstructure beam
|No. of beams that make up the ground level
||64 steel beams
|No. of Towers
||2 (Comprising Court Tower and Office Tower)
|Depth of basement
||113,000 square metres
|No. of courtrooms
||More than 60
|No. of hearing chambers
||More than 50
||More than 120,000 cubic metres
|No. of solar panels to be installed on roof
|Cost of construction