New IW courthouse nears completion

Published 9:31 pm Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Young-Laine Courts Building cost $10.5 million and should be completed by November.

Isle of Wight County officials were given a tour last week of the Young-Laine Courts Building, which is in the final stages of construction and should be completed by November.

Mike Cardwell, construction manager for Powell Management and Associates in Virginia Beach, led supervisors Al Casteen and JoAnn Hall, County Administrator Douglas Caskey, general services director Eddie Wrightson and Sheriff C.W. “Charlie” Phelps on a tour of the building on Wednesday.

The building, which will cost $10.5 million and totals 46,347 square feet, will house three courtrooms. On the first floor are the county’s general district and juvenile and domestic relations courts. The circuit court will be on the second floor.

Additional facilities include the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, clerk of the court offices, holding cells and a records room, which will be named after Randall Booth.

Cardwell said flooring for the building was beginning to be installed, and office furniture could be brought in as early as mid-September. He added that the “substantial completion” date for the contractor is Nov. 2. The building could be turned over to the county 30 days later.

Moseley Architects, a Richmond-based firm, designed the new courthouse building. Kenbridge Construction Co. Inc. of Virginia Beach is the general contractor.

– By Charlie Passut, The Tidewater News