Refurbishment & Alterations Sessions House Northampton
GSSArchitecture were appointed as Architects to design the main internal works at Sessions House. Originally built as a public assembly room, the building was used as a law court up until 1991. Over the centuries it had become the focus of the County’s penitentiary and municipal administration, which also included a police station and a prison. It was consequently of huge local, and national significance.
To convert the law court’s former entrance into a new main visitors’ entrance, whilst also making other provisions, such as improving external and internal access and providing disabled WC facilities. Works included the insertion of a reception desk designed to complement, but not mimic, the late seventeenth century setting, a frameless glass lobby and new display cabinets.