Skanska in Scotland – second award this month: £55 million prison contracts

Press release 26/09/2005 00:00 CET

Skanska has today received its second award in Scotland this month, continuing its successful working relationship with the Scottish Prison Service (SPS). Valued at around £55 million, Skanska will design and construct a new house block and Health Centre at HMP Glenochil and a new house block, segregation unit and regimes facility at HMYOI Polmont.

This award follows the announcement earlier this month that Skanska has been selected as preferred bidder on the £70 million Midlothian Schools PPP scheme, its first education scheme in Scotland.

Skanska has developed both sites during its framework over the past four years and has transferred knowledge and experience from its four successfully completed projects. For this phase of the agreement, Skanska’s integrated team including design, construction and mechanical & electrical expertise has developed its designs further still, enabling the team to offer the SPS a reduced construction programme.

“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the SPS,” said Rob Shed, Managing Director of Skanska’s PFI/PPP construction operating unit. “Using our experience from four successful projects, we will deliver an innovative yet sustainable solution that will benefit the SPS for many years to come.”

Work on site begins immediately with completion expected at Polmont in December 2006 and at Glenochil in February 2007.