Springhill Corrections Facility Block 16B Reinstatement
SPRING HILL CORRECTIONS FACILITY – BLOCK 16B REINSTATEMENT
Location: Te Kauwhata Rd, Huntly
Completion: November 2013
The administration offices, staff base, and interview rooms are heated and cooled by reverse cycle heat pump air conditioning units. Tempered fresh air is provided to each indoor unit by an air handling unit which incorporates low temperature hot water heating. The cells are heated by a LTHW embedded underfloor heating system. The LTHW from a secondary mixing circuit is circulated through the embedded pipework by an individual pump located in the main plant room. The cells are ventilated by a ducted extract system which draws air from the toilet/shower area of each cell. Make up air is drawn from outside via a slot under the cell door. Two gas fired boilers located in the first floor mechanical plantroom produce hot water and serve the air handling units and underfloor heating. Two other boilers serve the domestic hot water calorifiers.
This project was unique in that it was rebuilt in an extremely tight time schedule after being burned out during an earlier riot. The building comprises of central core area which links 2 identical cell blocks. The central core accommodates inmate activity areas and staff areas at ground floor level. The main plant room sits above the central core area and houses central boilers plant, ventilation plant hot water clarifiers, main switch board, mechanical control panel and all associated services. The cell wings designated as block C and D are single storey and accommodate secure accommodation for inmates. The building is generally of concrete construction with mono pitched roofs. Ceilings are generally of plaster board construction with access being provided via access hatches at key locations.