Project Description


GEO Consortium comprising

  • GEO Inc
  • Capella Capital
  • Honeywell
  • John Holland

Project Value:

Circa $640 million (AUD)

Project Design:

Peter Hunt / Guymer Bailey


John Holland

The project known as ‘Ravenhall Prison Project’ entails the design, construction, operation and financing of a 1,300 bed medium-security male prison under a PPP arrangement.

The proposed design must provide flexibility to accommodate 1,300 prisoners upon Technical Completion. In addition to this, office accommodation suitable for 90 staff must be provided as an independent building with allocated parking – referred to as the State-wide Services Building (SSB).

In line with many operational models across Australia, specific focus is made to provide education and rehabilitation opportunities within the new facility by providing extensive Industry and Teaching facilities.

WT was engaged by the project sponsor, Capella Capital, to provide Lenders’ Technical Advisory services and comparative bid cost planning. Under a separate role, WT also supported John Holland with commercial estimating.

In this capacity WT was responsible for technical due diligence of the design, construction, facilities management and operations proposals on behalf of the project financiers.