Mt Gambier Prison Stage 2

Mt Gambier Prison Stage 2

Project location:
Mount Gambier, South Australia

Client:
Department of Correctional Services

Year of completion:
2015

Project cost/budget:
$25M

Project description:
Thomson Rossi provided full Architectural and Interior Design Services for the 84 bed Independent Living Accommodation Facility ‘Yerkalalpata’  that is made up of 3 two storey duplex Accommodation Units with associated Support Building and exercise area. A new 400m2 Industries Facility, new external Registration Building and an expansion to the Visitor and Staff Car Parks were also included in the commission.

The design was a development of the concepts first realised in the Ross Unit at Mobilong Prison in 2005, which delivered Independent Communal Living Accommodation within a Medium Security Prison for the first time resulting in reduced build and operational costs and improved rehabilitation outcomes. The new design at Mt Gambier further develops this concept with improvements in efficiencies, economies and user safety, highlighting the benefits of the continual development and evolution of an innovative design idea.