New Nashville U.S. Courthouse

Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building

New Nashville,TN US Courthouse, SW elevation, rendering

In Sep. 2018, the U.S. General Services Administration broke ground on the new Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Nashville, Tennessee. The new courthouse will provide eight courtrooms and 11 judges’ chambers. In addition to the U.S. District Court, the new facility will provide workspace for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, GSA and local senatorial staff offices.

Current status

The project is currently in the final design phase, and construction is well underway on early work packages.

Latest updates

Crews have installed 95 percent of the facility’s footing and foundation system, which is anticipated to be complete by July 2019. The construction is divided into six sequences with steel erection of sequences A and B complete and sequence C at 40 percent. Metal decking and concrete slabs are nearing completion on sequences A and B and is starting on sequence C. The casting of the precast panels is well underway, with installation anticipated to begin in August.

Next milestone

August 2019: Completion of the 100% construction documents
August 2019: Compete steel, metal decking and concrete floor slabs on the north wing
August 2019: Start precast facade installation

Project details

Total Estimated Project Costs: $194,521,000

Project Delivery Method: Bridging Design-Build

Lead Designer: Michael Graves + Thomas Miller Partners, a Joint Venture

Architect of Record: Fentress Architects (Provided under the Bridging Design-Build Services contract)

Projected Timeline

  • Construction Start: June 2018 (Limited NTP)
  • Anticipated Final Design Delivery: August 2019
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: Summer 2021

Awarded contracts:

  • Jacobs Technology Inc. (CMa and Lead Design Services) – Awarded Sep. 2016
  • ICE Technologies Inc. (Demolition Services) – Awarded Sep. 2017
  • Hensel Phelps Construction Co. (Bridging Design Build Services) – Awarded January 2018

News Releases

Groundbreaking event held for new U.S. Courthouse for the Middle District of Tennessee
GSA Announces $947 Million Courthouse Investment Plan

FY 2016 Funding Meets Judiciary Needs

New Federal Courthouse Facilities Coming to Nashville, Charlotte, Greenville, Anniston and Savannah

GSA Awards Contracts For Nashville’s New U.S. Courthouse Construction Project

Media Inquiries

Adam Rondeau
Public Affairs Officer

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