Pentridge Prison Transformation

Pentridge Prison Transformation

Intex, the solution behind Walls & Ceilings since 1989.

Pentridge Prison Transformation




Intex has conjured a historical moment in the writings of infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, featuring our solutions behind the walls and ceilings of the $1 Billion Pentridge Prison transformation by Shayher Group.

The prison was originally established as a penal stockade in 1851 and replaced the Melbourne Gaol as the main remand and reception prison of the metropolitan area in 1924. It was eventually downgraded and finally closed in 1997. If its walls could talk they could tell tales of Australia’s last execution and yarn about being the resting place of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly.

Project Pentridge is set to house a new set of tenants in 2022 as a unique residential and retail destination. The 6.7-hectare heritage site at Wardens Walk, Coburg will be transformed into an urban village, combining retail, commercial and retail spaces; new buildings merged into the existing walls, cells and prison bars. It will include a 18 storey Adina Apartment Hotel, where guests dare to spend the night in a converted prison cell, 12 residential buildings and four multi-use buildings featuring pools, gyms, cinemas, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, bars and even a microbrewery.

Imagery © Cox Architecture.