A new medium security men’s prison is being built at Ravenhall, in Melbourne’s west, to accommodate 1,000 prisoners.

The new prison will be adjacent to the Metropolitan Remand Centre and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre on vacant government-owned land.

Construction commenced in February 2015 and is expected to be completed in late 2017.

GEO Group Australia, John Holland Group, Honeywell and Capella Capital are facilitating the build.

Major features of the project include: built capacity for 1,300 prisoners to meet possible future demand a 75-bed mental health unit, together with forensic mental health services for approximately 100 other prisoners on an outpatient basis

FRS have been working on this major site for over 9 months providing the fire/acoustic/smoke sealing throughout the building.