Project Description

Client:

Department of Justice

Project Value:

$400 million

Project Design:

SEDA

Contractor:

Brookfield Multiplex (as part of the Aegis Consortium)

WT was appointed Independent Certifier for the Hopkins Correctional Centre Expansion project in late 2012.

The project comprised the expansion of the existing Ararat Prison to create an additional 358 medium security male beds in a campus style setting bringing the total capacity of the prison to 740.

The expansion project also included the construction of a new medical centre, visitor centre, recreation centre, education and industrial centres along with a new gatehouse and administrative and support spaces.

The project was completed under a Public Private Partnership by Aegis Consortium which comprised the Commonwealth Bank, Bendigo Bank and Adelaide Bank as financiers with Brookfield Multiplex undertaking construction following the collapse of original builders St Hilliers Construction and Hawkins Construction in May 2012.