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NSW Justice Infrastructure - Prison Infill

Main Category: Modular Building Design
Company: Fleetwood Building Solutions
Location: Sydney, AU
Building Use: Prison
Gross Size of Project: 94648 Square Feet
Days to complete: 305

Award Criteria

Architectural Excellence

Fleetwood was engaged to design a modular steel cell to precisely match the NSW Corrections optimum internal layout for Maximum Security Single and Double Prison Cells. The award winning CellPOD modular cell is recognized as best in class and provides a rapid solution to prison overcrowding. Fleetwood was contracted to manufacture 692 modular cells which equated to 920 new beds for the NSW prisons. Fleetwood manufactured 15 cells per week, which included concrete floors, highest fire rating standards, beds, desks, shelves, toilet, shower, convex mirror all internal finishes. The scope included service installation back to the service risers, ready for onsite connection. The modular cells were delivered and installed at four correctional facilities in NSW. Fleetwood Australia worked closely with Principal Contractors at each site to ensure successful delivery of the project that met all maximum-security prison security standards.

Technical Innovation & Sustainability

Fleetwood have partnered with another leader in modular detention cell systems to deliver CellPOD into the Australian market. The CellPOD is durable and sustainable, certified for maximum security inmates and exceeds the performance of concrete cells on the ASTM F2322-03 Test Methods for Physical Assault on Vertical Fixed Barriers for Correctional Facilities. The steel cells are installed with an engineered concrete floor system that is finished with slip resistant epoxy flooring. The cells and cell walls, ceilings and floors have received the highest standard fire rating. CellPOD modular steel cells arrive to site with fixtures and fittings installed and the wall and ceiling coating delivers a non-porous surface to ensure sanity, durability and hygiene of the cells. The pre-fabrication ensures minimal site disturbance and waste and optimal energy efficiency. The CellPOD design and internal fixtures features anti-ligature and other safety features to protect inmate safety and health.

Cost Effectiveness

Modular steel cells are delivered to exact site specifications for maximum security prisons faster & at a significantly lower cost. The prefabrication allows reduced time for installation on site, which decreases security risks & associated prison costs. CellPOD is cheaper than both traditional cells & other modular products, being manufactured to withstand local weather conditions & requirements. Offering decreased whole of life cycle costs & a more durable and high-quality solution. CellPOD is cost effective for infill solutions at small & large footprint sites. The design features Multi-story & load-bearing walls. Cells can be installed up to six stories high, with minimal design changes & can support external walls, roofing, wind & seismic loads. The construction methodology has been implemented worldwide for 15 years across 20,000+ cells. It’s a highly cost effective & safe solution for sites large & small as the prototype eliminates the need for re-design.

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