Transforming a prison to a place of spiritual learning is not something that often leads a client brief, but that’s exactly what we are doing to the site of the Former Darling Downs Correctional Centre.
Our partners, Pureland College Association are revitalising the former Darling Downs Correctional Centre to create a Buddhist education facility which will eventually spread over 48 hectares.
We have been involved with the design of the upgrades to the Gore Highway, the new dual carriageway which will act the facilities access and the all civil and stormwater components of the education facility.
Detail design is still in progress and construction is proposed to commence in early 2019. Meta Village will become a fine example of how an abandoned and unwanted facility can be completely repurposed to create positive and beneficial development outcomes.