∞ Nuvo Group was successfully selected by Brookfield Multiplex to deliver the $ 1.7 million electrical and communications packages for the expansion of the site’s secure perimeter zone. This was a 2.3km2 upgrade to the existing facility. Nuvo’s extensive government industry track record and credentials were vital in being awarded the packages.
Nuvo undertook the Construction contract over 18 months. The scope included a new sterile zone, equipment cubicles, cameras, electric fence, UPS and a mobile phone detection array.
Works were carried out on a live operational prison facility. This involved working closely with the end client, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Nuvo ensured that close adherence to security protocols where maintained while allowing ongoing site access to staff and subcontractors. Critical Shutdowns were tightly managed to ensure essential services were maintained throughout and that impacts to daily prison operations were minimised.
The project duration extended through two winter periods and key works were outside. Careful planning and pre-emptive project management of stakeholders was required to ensure delivery was minimally affected by adverse weather.
Brookfield Multiplex had won the master builder contract after another builder failed to meet their obligations on the project. Thus, Nuvo and Brookfield Multiplex were under very tight client scrutiny from the first day onsite. Under these conditions, Nuvo sufficiently impressed the end client that they successfully won $3.1 million of additional electrical works from the DHHS.∞