Skanska signs contract to construct HMP Grampian

Press release 14/11/2011 08:15 CET

Skanska today announces that it has signed a contract with the Scottish Prison Service for the construction of HMP Grampian. The contract is valued at £57 million and will be included in Skanska’s order bookings for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Under the contract, Skanska will undertake the design and construction of the new prison for both male and female prisoners, with both adults and young offenders being accommodated. The new facility will include the full range of prison buildings including kitchen, laundry, links and education, prisoner regimes, recreations facilities, visits, staff and administration.

Using its in-house skills, Skanska will also develop the structural and civil design as well as undertaking the installation of mechanical and electrical services.

Enabling works have begun with main construction scheduled to begin in early 2012 and completion is set for summer 2013.

Commenting on the award, Alex MacLeod, Skanska’s Operations Director with responsibility for Scotland said “We are delighted to have won this contract and to again be working with the Scottish Prison Service with whom we have worked over many years, most recently at HMP Glenochil and HMP Polmont. I look forward to continuing this successful relationship at HMP Grampian.”