The brief was to design and build a medium security correctional facility with a 750 bed capacity, master planned to expand to 1100 beds. The design incorporates secure accommodation, a gate house, visitors’ centre, medical centre, as well as special care, geriatric, educational and spiritual amenities. Also available at Acacia Prison is a range of vocational training resources and the supportive administration facilities.
The accommodation is separated into three levels of security classifications, each allowing varying degrees of privileges. Levels 1 and 2 accommodation are high and medium secure cell blocks. Level 3 accommodates 168 prisoners housed in six bed residential style self-care units clustered around recreational facilities.
This project received a MBA Construction Award.
Project completed in joint venture with Guymer Bailey Architects.