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Skanska in the UK

Here you will find information relating to Skanska UK including the services we provide, career opportunities and UK contacts amongst other things.

HMP Thameside overhead


We are a UK leader in building prisons and our expertise covers every aspect of the construction process. We have been involved in the sector for over a decade.

Working with our operating partner, Serco, we have successful completed a number of innovative high quality private finance initiative projects.  A strong theme of our work is sustainability, and this has been recognised by the BREEAM method of measuring the environmental friendliness of buildings.

HMP Glenochil

Skanska has been the main contractor for the redevelopment HMP Glenochil in Alloa in Scotland.

We built two new prison blocks, with a total of 534 cells, with 25 per cent designed for double occupancy. As well as demolishing old buildings, we have built a range of other facilities including a new education building, visiting area, car park and health centre. Our work has included everything from construction to fit-out. The project was completed in 2010.

HMP Thameside

We designed and built the new facilities at HMP Thameside in London, including a 600-cell four storey building. We also built a range of other facilities including education, rehabilitation and administration.

The 600-cell living unit received an outstanding rating from the BREEAM method of measuring the environmental friendliness of buildings. The nine other prison buildings received an excellent BREEAM rating.

Skanska is now constructing a new block at HMP Thameside with 332 spaces. This is due to be completed in 2015.

View the HMP Thameside project

HMP Grampian

Skanska was awarded this key project by the Scottish Prison Service to design and build a new jail to hold around 500 prisoners. Located in Peterhead, Scotland, the accommodation will house male and female inmates and young offenders and replaces the existing HMP Aberdeen and Peterhead prisons.

We used our comprehensive expertise to do everything from lay the foundations to mechanical and electrical installation.

View the HMP Grampian project