This project involved the Design and Project Management of building services for state of the art prison facility in Portlaoise to accommodate up to approx. 670 prisoners. 
Facilities include 4 No. Large cell wings, segregation units, education units, training & workshops, gatelock building, visitor centre, maintenance buildings, stores, administration building, medical unit and indoor & outdoor recreational facilities together with all associated site services. Hayes Higgins Partnership acted as Consulting Engineers on behalf of the Office of Public Works.


Name of Project: Midlands Prison, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 

Client: OPW


The Building Services elements included the following main items:

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems
  • Hot and Cold Water Services
  • Soils and Wastes
  • Building Management System
  • Protective Services Installation
  • Mains Power
  • Standby Power
  • LV Distribution
  • General and Emergency Lighting
  • External Lighting
  • Structured Cabling Installation
  • Public Address
  • CCTV
  • Electronically Controlled Doors
  • Comms Room Design


Description of Role:

Mechanical & Electrical Consulting Engineers

Total Capital Value:


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