Belize Gaol, as a part of re-development project, of the Fort George area, and the construction of The Belize Central Bank headquaters on the property. The Gaol's Cell Block is now turned into a museun as a historical project.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the prison population started to grow rapidly and the Goal Lane Prison was soon housing over 800 prisoners. The location of the Prison also became a security concern and the location itself had become prime real estate (the U.S. Embassy is next door). The Prison building also required major upgrading and restoration.