Savannah U.S. Courthouse Annex

Savannah U.S. Courthouse Annex

Savannah Courthouse Annex

Efforts are underway to construct a new annex for the Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Savannah, Georgia. Congress appropriated funding in 2016 as part of a larger effort to modernize the entire judicial complex. The new 35,000-square-foot annex will allow the Judiciary to meet its current and long-term needs for security, accessibility and operational efficiency. Plans for the annex include a new bankruptcy courtroom and related chambers, as well as a new office for the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System.

Current status

While the project remains in the design phase, work has begun onsite in preparation for construction. GSA remains committed to enhancing security and improving available workspace for courthouse employees while respecting the community’s interest in preserving Savannah’s historical charm. The current design features a marble and brick facade that blends with the historic aesthetics of the Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

Latest updates

Demolition is complete and foundation work has begun. This process is anticipated to be complete in Sept 2019 with commencement of the structural steel erection to follow.

Next milestone

Workers will begin erecting structural steel and installing site utilities for the new annex in September following the completion of the foundation work.

Project details

Total Authorized Funding: $27,827,200 (site acquisition, design, construction and related expenses)

Project Delivery Method: Design Build

Lead Design Architect: Hoar Construction, LLC

Project Schedule:

  • Anticipated Construction Start: Spring 2019
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: Winter 2020

Awarded Contracts:

  • Hoar Construction LLC (Design Build Award) – Sep. 2017
  • Jacobs Engineering (Construction Manager as Agent Award) – Dec. 2017

Draft Environmental Assessment [PDF - 4 MB] Feb. 2019

News releases

GSA releases new design for Savannah Courthouse Annex (5/8/18)
GSA Announces Design Build Award for Savannah Annex- GSA News Release (10/3/17)
GSA Announces $947 Million Courthouse Investment Plan - GSA News Release (4/18/16)
FY 2016 Funding Meets Judiciary Needs - U.S.Courts Release (12/21/2015)
GSA FY2016 Courthouse Investment Plan Breakdown [PDF - 134 KB]

Media Inquiries

Adam Rondeau
Public Affairs Officer

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