The Mock Court Room

Plans to create a modern day, cutting edge replica court room have been in development since February this year and the refurbishment works have now commenced. 

The facility, which will be built in the existing Frankland Colloquium Room (LA20,) will feature;

  • A raised judges bench with 3 seats
  • An authentic court room atmosphere with LED backlit courtroom emblem on the wall
  • Integral power and data at each fixed desk allowing various screens to display different information, independently of the rooms’ projector
  • A clerks desk with two seats
  • A witness seat
  • A lawyers desk with seating for 5-6 people
  • Storage for props such as wigs

The aim of the project is to transform the Frankland Room of Faraday in to a Mock Court Room which will also double up as a “non-law ‘standard’ teaching space.”

Several court rooms were studied carefully across the country during the design phase of the project to ensure the facility truly replicated the modern day court room look and feel. To improve access to the room, the architects have been instructed to include plans for the installation of a new platform lift which will be installed at the same time as works to the room itself.

Refurbishment works will be complete by the end of October this year and the room will be available to use for November.

If you have any queries about this project please contact the project manager via facilities.helpdesk@lancaster.ac.uk.