This project consists of the addition
of 300 new cells in 50 cell wing configurations and substantial modification of existing cell blocks to meet current practice and standards.
Client: Queensland Department of Corrective Services / Project Services
Location: Mareeba, QLD
Substantial additions and modification of the prison infrastructure were also required, including a new gatehouse, prisoner reception and processing centre, new programs area, new central kitchen, modified and expanded medical centre, modified and extended visits centre, new sport hall, new industry area and extensions to existing walkways as well as new walkway systems. In addition to these facilities contained within an expanded secure perimeter, there was a requirement to add a new external visitor processing building, a new and enlarged dog squad facility and new visitor and staff parking areas to achieve a higher level of separation and to provide a more logical and direct route for visitor entry. The project also included six additional four-bed capacity cottages at the prison farm and the demolition of temporary buildings.
A review and upgrade of the existing services was required, including water, effluent and power. A consideration of ESD issues were included and a central air conditioning plant was provided for new and upgraded areas. The project is a remote prison requiring careful consideration of construction detailing and fabrication to ensure the project could be delivered on time and budget.