Monday, 6 August 2007

Belfast Law Courts

At the bottom of Chichester Street you will find Laganside Courts Complex, previously known as Belfast Law Courts or just simply The Law Courts.

Chichester Street once ran from the City Hall to Oxford Street but at the height of the bombing campaign, as a security precaution, it was decided to block off both ends of the lower part of Chichester Street where the Law Courts are housed. This complex came to resemble Fort Apache with its high fence and gates.

For some time now work has been going on to remove the gates and security fencing and as you can see a picturesque public garden is beginning to take shape.

Laganside Courts Complex with the Waterfront Hall and Belfast Hilton in the background.