VAE were engaged on a design & construct basis for the full mechanical element of works including Christchurch (Rolleston, Christchurch Men’s & Christchurch Woman’s), Upper Hutt (Rimutaka) and North Island (Tongariro) prisons. The modular cells were manufactured & shipped from China to the various prison sites. VAE prefabricated the mechanical services off site in New Zealand and then transported to the prison sites in order to reduce the safety risk on site as well as reducing onsite labour costs.
Stage 1 The Rolleston Prison consisting of two x 126 bed modular units, and Tongariro Prisons consisting of one x 126 bed modular units.
Stage 2 – The Christchurch Men’s (two modules), Christchurch Women’s (1 module) and Rimutaka (2 modules) consist of x 600 beds in total.