Our extensive project at the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) in Milburn consisted of installing double bunks in 78 cells to increase capacity at the prison, building six covered exercise yards, extending the health facility with additional holding cells, a consultation room, office and ambulance entry, and installing several hundred metres of secure fencing, including automated gates. As well as the main works, we installed a network of temporary roads and a large volume of temporary fencing to enable the work to be completed.
With the design evolving as the project progressed and very tight deadlines to meet, Naylor Love worked proactively with the consultants, subcontractors and manufacturers to resolve procurement issues with client-supplied fittings, manage the staging, and assist with re-designing yards to the ensure that they met stringent security requirements and could be completed on time.
At times the project involved almost a third of the prison, with a massive effort required to manage and secure multiple work fronts. We worked closely with Corrections staff to keep everyone safe, using a communications hub outside the wire to maintain constant radio contact and two officers seconded to the project to assist with vetting workers and escorting them to their work sites.
We achieved all the milestone dates and successfully completed the project to the exacting standards required in this fully operational, high-security environment.
“On behalf of S&T and our consultants, it has been a pleasure to work with the Dunedin Naylor Love team on the two recent projects at OCF, where they provided a very professional, pro-active and inclusive approach to project delivery in a secure operational environment.”
– Malcolm Gardiner, S&T
Client: Department of Corrections