The 24,000 ft² BREEAM 'Excellent' rated Port Talbot Justice Centre houses an Informal Youth Court, Tribunal Courts and a two-storey Central Fines Unit (CFU). BREEAM ‘Excellent’ was a prerequisite of the brief from HM Courts and Tribunals Service. The building’s BREEAM rating supports the Ministry of Justice Green plan, as well as enhancing the user’s experience of the building.
The building attained an EPC rating of 27. Its sustainability strategy is based on the first principles of sustainable design namely orientation, minimisation of solar gain, natural ventilation, thermal efficiency etc. There is no “green bling” as the careful design of the building regulates its environment through: