Ravenhall Men's Prison

Ravenhall Men’s Prison, Vic

A new 1,000 bed medium security men’s prison to be built adjacent to the Metropolitan Remand Centre and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. Major features of the project include built capacity for 1,300 prisoners to meet possible future demand; modern prison technology to safely and securely contain prisoners; a 75-bed mental health unit; a flexible prison design allowing for future changes to cater for prisoners with different needs.

The project is being completed in joint venture with Guymer Bailey Architects

Acacia Prison

Acacia Prison

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.

Hospitality

Hopkins Correctional Centre

The works required the existing secure perimeter footprint to be expanded while allowing the main body of the new works to be constructed outside the operational prison. The new works include: two accommodation communities, each consisting of a 76-bed cell block and 11×4-bed residential units; a therapeutic community, containing a 40-bed cell block, a therapeutic support centre,12×4- bed residential units, and an adjacent 8-bed continued detention unit; a gatehouse complex; external stores; shared services, including an operational support and operational management building, 10 management cells; visits centre, health centre; reception and discharge building; kitchen and laundry; education centre; recreation building and outdoor recreation facilities; and four new industries workshops. Work within the existing prison has comprised of the prisoner shop, and the refurbishment and/or demolition of redundant accommodation and buildings.

This project was completed in joint venture with Guymer Bailey Architects (SEDA).