By Dewi Sherry
Architecture and design firm HDR is set to design the new youth justice centre at Cherry Creek that will open in 2021, the state government has announced.
HDR will work with stakeholders through the Youth Justice Redevelopment Project team to develop the design and master plan.
With international experience in designing state-of-the-art correction facilities, HDR will focus on both security and rehabilitation for the new centre.
The state government is providing $288 million for the new high security centre, which will include an intensive supervision unit.
Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, said: “This is the next important step in rebuilding Victoria’s youth justice system. This new facility will be a world class, high security, rehabilitative facility, designed by an expert team.
“We’re getting on with this vital project to help keep staff, young offenders and the community safe,” she said.
Drone footage and new images of HDR’s impressions for the youth justice centre was released on Friday.
The artist’s impressions show the visual impact of the new Youth Justice Centre without external landscaping.