The largest maximum security prison in Denmark is located on the island of Falster. The prison has capacity for 250 inmates and is the most secure facility in Denmark.
Ramboll was responsible for construction management on the project. With a location of 130,000 m2, corresponding to 18 football fields, the project constituted one of largest construction sites in the country. For logical reasons, the concrete wall encircling the prison was built first. The wall is 1.5 kilometre long and 6 metre high and functioned as a quite effective construction site fence, contributing to the prevention of theft from the site.
Ramboll performed technical supervision and coordinated interfaces between approx. 20 subcontractors. When activity was at its height, more than 300 people worked on the construction site. That requires strict planning and coordination!
The floor area is 35,000 m2. The prison consists of 10 buildings, including four normal sections, one maximum security unit and a cultural centre with a church, special visitation units, administration and staff house.
Workshops for painting, carpentry, welding and assembly have been built in connection with the normal sections to offer the inmates activities and allow for certain types of basic education.