The 104 bed Cell Block ‘Waawor Unit’ and Kitchen Facility at Mt. Gambier Prison is unique in that it is the first Cell Block designed to employ the rapid and economical modular construction method of recycling and converting used shipping containers. This unique construction method presented many challenges in order to satisfy DCS requirements for a secure and robust environment, maintaining compliance with the Building Code of Australia, and meeting mandatory energy efficiency requirements. The new Kitchen is a state of the art commercial facility that has the capacity to provide over 400 meals in a sitting. Sustainability was also at the forefront of the design strategy for the shipping container modules.
- Location Mount Gambier, South Australia
- Client Department for Correctional Services
- Completed 2013
- Budget $25M