RCC-CCCentre_5775

Client: Justice Infrastructure
Architect: Guymer Bailey Architects & NBRS
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Cessnock, NSW
Value: $143m
Completion date: March 2019

RCC was appointed as the Managing Contractor to deliver new accommodation for 330 maximum security
inmates (486 including surge beds) across three buildings for the Shortland Correctional Centre in
Cessnock. Supporting facilities include exercise yards, movement control and health buildings, an industries
and programs building, general stores building, associated offices and posts and recreational facilities. These
new additions give inmates full access to a range of rehabilitative jobs and programs and aid in rehabilitation
by addressing offending behaviour and equipping inmates with the knowledge, skills and training they need
to gain employment post-release.

Additional works included an upgrade and expansion of the existing 250-bed maximum security prison in
which the existing gatehouse was refurbished to enable the new and old facilities to be operated from a
single hub. Further to this we expanded the existing reception and health building which included providing
additional observation cells, replacement of the existing visitors building and modification of the existing
segregation unit. Connecting the facilities whilst maintaining security at all times in a live prison precinct was
imperative and joining a new security system to a live security system required significant interface planning
and careful execution.