Waikeria Prison Development Public Private Partnership (PPP)


Waikato Region, New Zealand


CPB Contractors





The new facility is located on the existing Waikeria Prison site in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island and is due for completion in 2022.

The project comprises a new purpose-built prison facility, delivering accommodation for 500 prisoners with an integrated secure mental health treatment precinct providing world-class care for an additional 100 prisoners.

VAE’s scope of work includes:

  • Central Chiller Plant – consisting of four air-cooled chillers, chilled water pumps and pipework
  • Central Hot Water Generation Plant – consisting of four high efficiency boilers, ventilation, and pipework
  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems – for all (29) buildings
  • Mechanical Electrical Work – Mechanical Services Switch Board (MSSB) and all cabling, Interfacing Fire System and Building Management System (BMS)
  • Testing and Commissioning
A glimpse inside the accommodation

A glimpse inside the accommodation

The Gate House

The Gate House

Image Source: MODE Design Corp