KBE Building Corp. Continues Work on Litchfield Courthouse
TORRINGTON, CT The long-awaited Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse is one step closer to completion now that KBE Building Corp. has begun erecting structural steel for the new building superstructure. Each added beam and column is helping to define the shape of this new building located in one of the neighborhoods close to downtown Torrington, Connecticut.
"I'm pleased with the progress we are making on this project," said Commissioner Melody A. Currey. "The Torrington area has been waiting for this for a long time, and we are finally seeing the courthouse going up right before our eyes. The legislative delegation from Litchfield County worked for decades to get this project authorized, and Governor Malloy finally gave it the green light. We look forward to a smooth construction season this summer and lots more progress to come."
KBE serves as design-builder and constructor for the $67.8 million project, which encompasses construction of the 183,600 square-foot, L-shaped building containing a south wing with three stories and basement and a north wing with four stories and basement. And building an attached, two-story parking structure with 366 spaces with on-site parking at grade level.
For the Litchfield Courthouse project, KBE leads the design-build team, which includes The DLR Group of Orlando, Florida, as the lead architect with support from Connecticut-based architect AM Design.
Other design team members include BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield, Connecticut, providing structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and information technology engineering services; CR3 LLC of Simsbury, Connecticut, providing landscape architecture; Geodesign, Inc. of Middlebury, Connecticut, providing geotechnical and environmental engineering; and Cerami & Associates of New York, New York.