Project Description

SCG has been appointed as part of the Richard Crookes Construction team to provide the security design services for the 330 bed expansion at the Cessnock Maximum Security Correctional Centre.

The expansion to the existing 250-bed maximum security facility, opened in 2011, is being delivered as part of the Prison Bed Capacity Program.  The expansion includes delivery of 3 new 110-bed maximum security modular accommodation units, new satellite movement control and health building and a new industries and programs building, encompassed by an extension of the existing security perimeter to the west of the existing facility and the expansion is intended to operate in conjunction with the existing 250 bed facility.

New Administration, External Stores and Pre-Visits buildings will be provided external to the facility along with associated car parking and approach roads.

In addition to the new facilities, the refurbishment and expansions works will also be provided to the existing facility including:

  • Additional detox and holding cells to the existing reception and health building
  • Additional cells to the existing segregation building
  • Significantly expanded visits centre
  • Refurbishment and expansion to the existing Gatehouse Master Control and Key Rooms as well as provision of a new primary Security/Communications Equipment Room

In addition to the building expansion and refurbishment works, key security systems including the Security Management, Electronic Access and Door Control, Intruder Detection and Closed Circuit Television Systems will be upgraded and/or replaced as part of the works. This Perimeter Detection System will also undergo a major technology upgrade including the provision of Thermal Detection throughout the new and existing sterile zone and upgrade of the existing Microphonic Cable Detection System.

The project is being delivered through a Managing Contractor (Design & Construct) contract and SCG is responsible for the preparation of design documentation for all security works.