Third New Public-Sector Building Project Announced ({{commentsTotal}})

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The state is continuing the trend of erecting new buildings for its institutions, announcing a new project which will house the Harju County Court, the Northern District Prosecutor's Office and the Center of Registers and Information Systems in one location.

State Real Estate will begin the planning phase next year after an international architecture competition determines the building's design, a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice told today.

The proposed site is on Lubja street in Tallinn, near the city's main bus station.

The proposed building would have 14,200 square meters of office space, 15 percent less than the above mentioned offices currently have at their disposal. No decision about what will happen to the institutions' present-day offices has been announced.

What decline in construction?

State Real Estate is hoping to move four ministries into one energy-efficient building on the current site of the Ministry of Finance by 2016, although a recent tender attracted only construction company bids that far exceed the initial budget estimates.

The Tax and Customs Board began moving into its brand-new, 12,000-square-meter office in the Ülemiste City district in October.

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