Tasmanian Firm Chosen As Design Consultant For Southern Remand Centre

Tasmanian Firm Chosen As Design Consultant For Southern Remand Centre

Tasmania Minister for Corrections Elise Archer

Southern Remand Centre Contract Signed

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Tasmanian firm XSquared Architects and Victorian architects Gayer Bailey have been chosen as the Design Consultant for the $79.34 Million Southern Remand Centre and Risdon Prison Complex upgrade program.

Design contract is valued at just under $4 Million with the architects tasked with ensuring the design provides a positive environmental experience for staff and remandees.

New $70 Million remand facility will include 2 maximum security rated male accommodation units with a minimum of 140 beds across the 2 units, a medical clinic and a recreational hall.

Latest $9.34 Million Risdon Prison Complex works will include an upgrade and extension of the Visitors’ Centre, a new kitchen, and upgrades to the gatehouse and health centre.

“Project is part of the Hodgman Government’s commitment to optimising opportunities for rehabilitation and improving facilities in response to growing demand which is being felt across all Australian jurisdictions.” Minister for Corrections Elise Archer said.

Construction is due to commence in March 2019.