The Storstrøm Prison opened its gates in 2017 on 29 hectares close to the town of Nørre Alslev in Southern Denmark. The prison is the most secure facility of the Danish Prison and Probation Service. During its construction, safety and worker security was also a keystone. LBP Engineering contributed to this as HSE managers and thus the building owner’s representative on-site, with both feet firmly on the ground. Those feet needed to be covered by wellies, mind you.
The construction process took place during several wet seasons, including quite a lot of snow during the Winter. This meant that the construction site, placed in the middle of an old plow field, was frequently transformed into a mudhole.
“The weather played a very tangible role in our work there. Whenever we laid out gravel to create proper construction roads, it would wash away in minutes. This meant that site workers would have to wade through thick mud. It necessitated a closer cooperation with the building owner as well as the Danish Working Environment Authority. Roads were rebuilt, certain areas were fenced off, and trackway plates were distributed in places where heavy machinery made it necessary,” explains LBP HSE manager Anja Wissum.
The weather, the very large site area, no less than 17 contractors, and many different professional competencies on-site required much work from LBP in terms of coordination.