Pedavoli Architects | Parklea Correctional Centre Expansion

Parklea Correctional Centre Expansion

Cost: $185M
Completed: 2020

PA’s engagement included master planning, design, documentation and construction phase services for the expansion of the existing Parklea Correctional Centre facility.
This project was delivered in two stages: Minimum security facility 150 bed expansion and maximum security facility – 500 bed expansion.

Works included both new buildings and significant upgrades to existing buildings, providing a refurbished Gatehouse with new Control Room, Programs, Visits, Satellite Clinic, Reception Holding Cells and Video Court facility, and site infrastructure including an expanded secure perimeter, playing courts, access roads and car parking.

The original facility opened in 1983. Since that time, there had been various interventions re-purposing the original buildings and adding new accommodation. The site infrastructure was aging. Integrating this significant expansion within the existing operational correctional facility was a highly complex design project.

The Parklea project increased Corrective Services NSW’s capacity to accommodate inmates in the Sydney metropolitan area. The design supports an external leave program, aiming to re-integrate offenders in custody back into the community through work and educational opportunities.
Parklea CC was delivered as part of the NSW Government “Better Prisons” program announced in 2016, a once-in-a-generation investment in modern, secure, fit-for-purpose prisons.