AN architects firm in Darlington has unveiled plans for a £5m court martial building at Europe's largest Army garrison.

The project will see Browne Smith Baker (BSB) create a modern court house at Catterick Garrison, in North Yorkshire, with advanced video communication equipment, two courtrooms, jury rooms, chambers for the legal counsels and staff areas.

BSB has developed the designs in partnership with Washington-based Clugston Construction, while Portland Interior Design, which is based within BSB's Newcastle office, is creating the interior to the courtrooms.

"This is a long-needed replacement to Catterick Garrison's current court martial building," said Guy Holmes, director at BSB.

The work is part of the Army's £1bn expansion of the base, which is already home to 18,400 people including military personnel, families and civilian staff. The development programme includes the expansion of the barracks, and a £40m revamp of the town centre.