Nottingham Magistrates Court is a Court of Law found on Carrington Street. It is located almost opposite Nottingham’s train station, which is a very old and iconic building in the city. However, the court itself is remarkably modern, with a huge floor to ceiling glass front and clean cut, bright red bricks. The building was designed by the County Architectural Department and built in 1992. It is intended for; criminal, youth, family proceedings, licensing appeals and non-CPS prosecution work. The interior of the court is a very intimidating place to enter. The foyer rises all the way to the ceiling and leaves you standing in a wide open and exposed place. There are three levels with balconies which overlook this area, causing anyone watching to look down on you. The decor is very clean cut and bright, even clinical. It is clearly governmental. There is an interesting set of symmetry in the building which makes the space feel even bigger, the use of so much white makes it feel bigger still. The architecture is clearly intended to present a presence of power upon any who visit.
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