Hames Sharley is a member of the winning design team led by Doric Constructions for the addition of new facilities, as part of a $90 million expansion at Acacia Prison in Wooroloo, WA.

A member of the Perumal Pedavoli Architects (PPA) design team, Hames Sharley is providing architectural and landscape services to the state’s only privately-managed prison.

Hames Sharley Director, Philip Parker says the project is being completed within an operating prison and will focus on the primary importance of rehabilitation of those residing in Acacia. It will expand on the design approach of Acacia’s existing open plan, campus style facility, enabling prisoners to move around with a degree of flexibility.

“In addition to the 350 extra beds, the prison will undergo upgrades to the kitchen, medical centre, vocational, education and recreational facilities, and an extension to the heavy industries area.”

Expected to be completed in 2014, the prison will accommodate nearly 1,400 beds which is part of the $655 million prisons’ upgrade commitment by the state Government to deliver 1,650 additional beds across the prison system.

Hames Sharley is currently working on other infrastructure projects, such as the Gorgon LNG Plant at Barrow Island and the Wheatstone LNG Residential Village within Western Australia.