Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services :: South West Detention Centre

South West Detention Centre

South West Detention Centre

This new facility, which opens in the first half of 2014, is part of the government’s strategy to address health and safety issues and inefficiencies of design, technology and space by replacing older facilities that no longer meet current operational requirements.

The new facility will be maximum security, with a 315-bed capacity for both male and female inmates. It includes general population, infirmary and special purpose beds.

The design and construction of the South West Detention Centre adheres to the guidelines and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, with a goal of achieving LEED® Silver certification.

LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

Highlights include:

  • More than 75 per cent of site construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • Low-emitting volatile organic compound materials were used for adhesives, paints, carpet and sealants
  • Landscaping with native, drought-resistant species will reduce outdoor water use by 50 per cent or more
  • Reduce indoor water use by more than 20 per cent
  • Space for secure bicycle storage, shower facilities for staff
  • Minimizing solar heat gain through a PVC roof to reduce the heat island effect

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South West Detention Centre
4819 8th Concession Road, R.R.#3
Maidstone ON N0R 1K0