JEC was responsible for the supply and installation of fire resisting Galvanized Mild Steel (GMS) doors, stainless steel doors, timber doors and ironmongery for the Correctional Services Department (CSD) at the Redevelopment of Lo Wu Correctional Institution (LWCI).
Redevelopment of LWCI
To cope with the problems of prison overcrowding and aging facilities, CSD proposed a redevelopment of LWCI in 2006. The project comprised the redevelopment of the site (50,170m²) into three new penal institutions with a capacity of 1400.
Doors Tailored to Varied Needs
JEC provided a one stop solution for the redevelopment’s doors. The security levels, fire resistance needs, finishing, and applications varied amongst the redevelopment’s 13 buildings. To meet these needs, JEC supplied and installed 131 stainless steel doors for external doors, 232 timber doors for indoor use and 1100 GMS doors for minimum and medium security level areas.
GMS doors can withstand 6,000N striking forces under 3.85ms-1 (equivalent to 6-8 adults holding a bench and hitting the door 8-10 times per minute). The door is proven to be capable of preventing, delaying and frustrating escape or access to unauthorised areas.