Something to Rave About: Guymer Bailey Locks in Another Prison Project

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Great News! Guymer Bailey Architects together with Peter Hunt Architect has been selected to design the new Ravenhall Prison Project as a part of the GEO Consortium.

Great News! Guymer Bailey Architects together with Peter Hunt Architect has been selected to design the new Ravenhall Prison Project as a part of the GEO Consortium.

The Architectural Director for the project Kavan Applegate said “We are thrilled! Guymer Bailey has been at the forefront of architecture and landscape design in secure environments throughout our company’s history. We know this project will be the benchmark for prisons in Australia and internationally”

The project will be delivered through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) awarded to the GEO Consortium by Victorian Department of Justice. The project will create the largest prison in Victoria and the largest single stage of a prison project ever in Australia. As the design team leaders, Guymer Bailey Architects and Peter Hunt Architect have developed a unique design for the site in Ravenhall to embody the innovative programme of the GEO Consortium. Design inspiration has been drawn from native flora and fauna as well as indigenous stories, motifs and emblems to inform a spiritual and philosophic core to the design.

Ravenhall Prison will be at the cutting edge of correctional thinking and design, providing Guymer Bailey Architects and Peter Hunt Architect with the opportunity to apply their substantive experience in correctional architecture, design and landscape design on a large canvass. The accommodation for 1,000 medium security prisoners will also include a 75-bed specialist forensic mental health unit and enhance pre- and post- release programs and services to reduce reoffending.

Guymer Bailey Architects has been creating unique, innovative solutions for projects for over 25 years. The practice was founded in Brisbane in 1989, expanded to Melbourne in 2006 and has collaborated with Peter Hunt Architect on large-scale projects continuously for the last 16 years.

About Guymer Bailey Architects
Guymer Bailey is a passionate design-focused team that learns from the past, and plans in the present to create and deliver a sustainable future. Founded in 1989, the company has well established with offices in Melbourne and Brisbane, and a reputation for outstanding client service, design quality, and environmentally sustainable design. Lead by Phil Jackson, Kavan Applegate and Paul Mathieson as Directors, Guymer Bailey has two service design arms, Guymer Bailey Architects + Guymer Bailey Landscape, providing diversity and efficiency in delivering an integrated architecture and landscape environment. Whether working together or independently, each arm is client service based and future focused, committed to a sustainable environment. We are a medium sized company with experienced, professional staff – they are our greatest asset. Our company size allows us the flexibility to undertake small and large-scale projects equally, always providing a personal and attentive service throughout the client consultation process. Our multi-disciplinary and team based approach working with specialist consultants and industry partners enables us to expand the intellectual input applied to design challenges which leads to innovative and economic solutions to suit our client’s specific requirements. We have been at the forefront of 3D documentation and presentation for nearly 20 years, with the ability to produce walkthroughs, renderings, and 3D coordination with consultant documentation.

About Peter Hunt Architects
Peter Hunt Architect, established in 1970, is a national architectural practice with offices in Perth and Sydney and associated offices in Brisbane and Melbourne. The Practice comprises of Chairman, Peter Hunt and Partners, Ron Edenburg and Con Lampropoulos, and Directors Graham Hunt and Paul VanNiekerk.

Since its inception, the Practice has established a highly respected and enviable track record in many facets of the built environment and has designed award-winning buildings and facilities for State and Local Governments, police, correctional, commercial, institutional, aged care and health, sport and recreational, convention and exhibition, residential, educational, and religious organisations.

Peter Hunt Architect’s success is based on a client-orientated philosophy coupled with a proven record of completing challenging projects within tight time and costs constraints. Every project the firm undertakes is treated as a unique design exercise specific to each client's needs and aspirations, technically implemented to ensure a functional and satisfying architectural solution.

Although design innovation and flair are fundamental to the practice, the Peter Hunt multi-disciplinary team has a depth of expertise which enables the practice to provide professional services in research, feasibility studies, design and planning, interior design, project documentation, administration and project management.

Kavan Applegate, Director
03 9822 8808 / 0489 507 254
Guymer Bailey Architects Pty Ltd (Melbourne)

Con Lampropoulos, Director
08 9322 6033
Peter Hunt Architect

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