Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center to get $34 million upgrade

GJAC

A major facelift is in the works for the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and One Justice Square buildings in Lawrenceville. 

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a renovation overhaul worth about $34 million. Of the seven proposals submitted last month, Gilbane Building Company was awarded the contract. 

“The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center opened in 1988 and hasn’t seen a major update since then, despite the county’s growth. In addition, leadership at that time could not have foreseen the current pandemic our country is battling,” said County Administrator Glenn Stephens. “This multiphase project is important not only to maintain a healthy infrastructure for the future of GJAC, but also to provide adequate spacing needs and a more modern workspace for our employees to safely thrive and serve our communities.”

The first phase of the renovation tackled the third and fourth floors of One Justice Square and is complete and two departments have moved into the updated spaces. Subsequent phases will focus on renovations to both GJAC and the remaining floors of One Justice Square.

The overarching scope of the project entails renovation of the interior spaces and updating interior finishes and on 61 acres, costing $72 million – money which was raised by the penny sales tax known as SPLOST. furnishings of both buildings.

GJAC was built on 61 acres, costing $72 million – money which was raised by the penny sales tax known as SPLOST.

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