Sundt Construction has been selected by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) to serve as the general contractor on a project that will expand CCA’s Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy to accommodate up to 1,000 additional prisoners.
The Red Rock Correctional Center presently houses 1,600 inmates. Last year CCA was granted permission from the State of Arizona to provide 500 additional beds, expandable to 1,000, for medium-security prisoners starting in January 2014.
With Sundt leading the design-build effort, plans call for construction of a 4,500 SF addition to the admissions and administration building; a new 32,200 SF dining room and occupation training space, a remodeled full-service kitchen and a 16,782 SF maintenance and warehouse storage building, among other upgrades.
Additionally, housing units will be modified to receive more natural light and power upgrades, and exterior inmate recreation and exercise areas will receive equipment and lighting improvements. The project is expected to be complete by December.
The project team includes DLR Group architects and Atherton Engineering Inc., both of Phoenix.
“CCA had an existing facility that required significant modification and expansion – in a very short time frame — in order to meet the State of Arizona’s need,” said Wayne Einbinder, Sundt vice president. “Sundt’s extensive experience in the criminal justice-criminal detention construction market is a perfect match for this type of challenge.”