Jan De Nul & EEG Bag Construction Works for Antwerp Jail
Antwerp Jail Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul & EEG Bag Construction Works for Antwerp Jail

Jan De Nul NV and EEG, together with the design team, will be building the new jail in Antwerp. This project is part of the federal

Jan De Nul NV and EEG, together with the design team, will be building the new jail in Antwerp. This project is part of the federal government’s masterplan whereby detention and internment I humane conditions are provided for. The new correctional facility in Antwerp will replace the existing obsolete Begijnenstraat jail after handover early 2025. The new penitentiary will offer space for 440 detainees, divided into 1 unit for 330 men, 1 unit for 66 women and 1 care unit, including a psychiatric ward for 44 persons. The construction of the jail is a public-private partnership where the government partners up with private companies to realise the project. The Hortus Conclusus consortium takes care of the design, construction, funding and maintenance of the new jail. Construction will start in 2022 and will be completed early 2025.

The construction of this new jail is part of the Detention and Internment in Humane Conditions masterplan. This plan aims at the renovation, expansion and new build of correctional facilities in Belgium. You will find further information about the complete masterplan here.

The consortium consists of partners Jan De Nul NV and EEG in cooperation with design team Hootsmans architects firm, Arch & Teco, Bureau Bas Smets landscape architects, Ingenium, Defonseca and Envisan.

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