This will be the future building of the Justice City of Alicante

The future building of the Alicante City of Justice will be named after the Alicante lawyer Raphael Altamira, recognition of his figure. It was announced this morning by the President of the Generalitat. Ximo Puig during the presentation of this project, at an event where city officials, legal operators and other civil society members were invited.

In the auditorium of the Pardo Jimeno Palace of Justice, virtual entertainment what the future building will look like and the total 46,800 square meters of the construction area, which is spread over seven floors, two basements and a semi-basement and includes an investment. 85.6 million €.

The consul drew tender the project after approving the expense and as announced by the Conselleria deputy project manager Jose Ignacio Caser16 companies were visiting the plot on which the future building will be built last week.

The area built in the existing courthouses is 19,000 square meters and will increase to over 46,000 with the opening of the new building. Justice Minister Gabriela Bravo He reminded that the handling of the project is not free from hurdles and difficulties, such as in cases where a reform of the General Town Planning Plan is necessary to allow the building to be two more floors. At that time, we risked taking the project on a long bureaucratic journey that would take us too long.” At that moment, the foundations were laid for building to be a priority.

It is expected to host 51 courts, 23 courtrooms, two more for macro hearings, and 186 parking spaces. Up to 250 photovoltaic panels will be integrated into the façade to feed the building with sustainable energy. Another innovation is that the building will have facilities for the Forensic Medicine Institute that will prevent forensic experts from having to go to the funeral home to perform autopsies. There is still a floor reserved for future extensions.

In his speech, Puig announced an investment of 86 million euros in the new City of Justice in Alicante. It will be operational in 2025 and it will bear the name of Rafael Altamira in memory of the Alicante judge who joined the International Justice institution in The Hague.

Puig argued that the new infrastructure would mean: biggest investment in a courthouse in the last two decadeswhich will make it a “symbol of efficient, modern and imminent justice”.

In his speech, the President stated that the decision to bear the name of Rafael Altamira “recognition needed” one of the “most famous and least known” Spaniards, whose pacifist heritage and dedication to the defense of human rights are valued.


On the other hand, he defended Consell’s commitment to keep moving forward. humanist model of justice with more human resources, digitization and sustainability of the service, improvement and expansion of judicial infrastructures.

Specifically, Ximo Puig pointed out that Generalitat will create. 3,000 new positions for the Justice Administrationwill increase attention to citizenship; and Consell’s commitment to implement energy efficiency through the installation of solar panels in all courthouses, as well as a new procedural management system with telematic views.

Related judicial infrastructuresThe head of Consell reminded that the budget of the Ministry of Justice for the improvement of judicial headquarters has increased sixfold since 2015, from 10 million Euros to 60 million Euros.


Presentation of the Alicante City of Justice project
Alex Dominguez

Finally, he stressed that Consel will tender for 277 million projects by 2023, primarily in the province of Alicante. Villena, Vila Joiosa and Alicanteand with the expansion and reform of the headquarters Orihuela and Denia.

Gabriela Bravo, Minister of Justice, Home Affairs and Public Administration, stated that the project “represents more than a building” because it “will pay off Concell’s debt to its population of more than 400,000.” Judicial district inexplicably delayed because it is Alicante The only state capital that is not a city of justice”.

In this sense, the councilor explained this summer the project will be rewarded In order for the works that started in the last quarter of 2022 to be concluded after 33 months.

For the Minister, the project, which “makes up more than a third of the Judicial Infrastructure Plan’s budget”, represents “a commitment to an accessible, close, sustainable and efficient justice that looks at and considers citizens differently.” all professionals. In this regard, in addition to himself, he recalled. full accessibility “Because there will be no architectural barriers or invisible barriers”, in the judicial complex “Gender Violence Complaints Bureau, Crime Victims Assistance Bureau and for the first time, all services will be integrated. Institute of Forensic Medicine”.

“It will be a place that facilitates the work of legal operators, and on the other hand, citizens, symbolic buildingHe reassured the councilor, who also expressed his “gratitude and appreciation” for his willingness during the “long bureaucratic journey” that led to the Alicante City Council’s approval.

Virtual recreation of what the future Alicante City of Justice will be like

Construction of the new building will begin in the last quarter of 2022. 33 months delivery time. It will sit before the existing Benalúa courts and will have an investment of 85.6 million euros. It will have a total area of ​​48,000 m2, including the ground floor, semi-basement, two basements and seven floors, and will also have an attic with photovoltaic installation. Most of the energy it consumes comes from the sun.. In addition to photovoltaic panels, the headquarters will have smart systems to control energy consumption and air conditioning and will be fully accessible to people with functional diversity.

in this building Most of the judicial branches in the Alicante jurisdiction will be merged, currently spread over ten different locations. Thus, Law, Criminal and Prosecutor’s Office will have jurisdiction, In addition, Mediation Center, Legal Guidance Services, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Comprehensive Forensic Evaluation Units, psychosocial cabinets, Specialized Offices for Complaints will take place. Assistance to Victims of Gender-Based Violence and Crime and Gesell cameras. The offices of the Legal Guidance Service, a meeting room and the Dean’s Office will also be located here.

On the other hand, in Pardo Gimeno street headquarters Disputed-administrative and social courts will remain. Currently, the location of the Provincial Court, which remains in Plaza del Ayuntamiento, is under investigation.

rehabilitation project Benalúa courts It is included in the Ministry of Justice, Interior and Public Administration’s Judicial Infrastructure Plan, which includes, among other initiatives, the construction of nine new judicial buildings and the comprehensive rehabilitation of five others.

UGT reminds Consell that officers are needed

The UGT union took advantage of the City of Justice presentation ceremony to present a letter to Generalitat chairman Ximo Puig, reminding him that staff investment is also necessary. “This new Courthouse will help, but we need more staff per court to resolve overall delays,” they state. 150% General Judicial Council. They assure that traffic jams will continue in the judiciary without the necessary investment in the authorities.

Source: Informacion


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


More from author