CPB Contractors bags $115m Queensland prison upgrade contract

WCN Editorial Team 27 Sep 2017 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has bagged an AUD145m ($115m) contract to provide facility upgrades at the Capricornia Correctional Centre in Queensland, Australia.

Awarded by the Queensland Corrective Services, the design-build contract requires CPB Contractors to deliver new and upgraded facilities at the Capricornia Correctional Centre to support an increase in capacity and ongoing prison services.

Under the contract, the company will provide at least 164 additional residential cells in new buildings, 100 bunks in secure cells, a new residential officers’ station, and a site-wide electronic security upgrade.

CIMIC Group CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “Australia’s construction project pipeline remains strong and continues to present CIMIC Group and CPB Contractors with opportunities to utilise our diverse capabilities and major project experience.

“Our extensive track record of correctional facilities work is built on a disciplined and cost-effective approach, working collaboratively with our clients to complete challenging building programs in live, secure environments, without disrupting real-time facility operations.”

CPB Contractors managing director Juan Santamaria said: “We will continue to work with Queensland Corrective Services and the Queensland Government to achieve value for money outcomes for this project.

“Our team is committed to developing increased local job and work opportunities for Queensland’s Capricorn Coast residents and businesses as a priority, and to ensure that all project objectives are achieved.”

Construction work is slated to begin in early 2018 and the project is expected to be completed in 2020.

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