2015 Winner - MBA Regional Awards for Best Commercial/Industrial Building
The Carnarvon Police & Justice Complex project was completed in 2015 after 110 weeks of construction. EMCO Building’s scope of works covered the construction of the new building complex, landscaping, and associated parking. The new complex incorporated law courts, police services, community engagement, and youth justice services into one facility.
The new facility includes a court registry area, court rooms, jury rooms, magistrates’ courtroom, mediation rooms, pre-trial conference facilities, holding cells, separate entries, separate spaces for witnesses (and victims of crime / child witnesses), an outdoor courtyard, and secure onsite parking. The facility also includes commercial offices, meeting facilities, an administration centre, media rooms, and catering amenities.
The Police and Justice Complex has been designed in consultation with the local community, represented through a Community Reference Group (including elders from Carnarvon's Aboriginal community).
Some of the building’s unique design features include:- Building facade designed to meet cyclonic requirements of AS1170.2:2011 for structural importance Level 4; External façade designed for impact and to reduce internal wind pressure; Architectural finish to precast panels; and an Imposing precast colonnade structure.
The Police and Justice Complex includes integrated security & access requirements. A Hi-spec operations room supports the effective management of emergency incidents and major policing operations including Livescan fingerprinting technology.
The complex project was designed to achieve a 4-Star Green Star – Public Building (Pilot) rating and was the winner of the Master Builders of Australia award for Best Building in its category. The project was also awarded the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) (WA Chapter) Public Architecture Award.