Skanska’s custodial construction expertise secures £53 million project

Press release 17/01/2008 00:00 CET

Skanska has been awarded a £53 million project by Serco, for the design and construction of a 260-cell houseblock extension to HMP Dovegate, a Category B training prison in Staffordshire.

This award marks the return to HMP Dovegate for Skanska who were responsible for the design and construction of the existing 800-place prison between 1999 and 2001.

This latest contract involves the construction of a 260-cell houseblock, together with a two-storey activity building within an increased secure site area. Work also involves the expansion and refurbishment of existing buildings to provide additional/increased services as well as the construction of two five-a-side football pitches within the secure line.

In addition to the construction of the new facility, Skanska is undertaking the structural and civil design as well as the mechanical and electrical management and installation for the new building.

Skanska’s professional team for this project includes Capita – lead architects, HBS – Mechanical and Electrical Consultants and Watermans - CDM Co-ordination.

Construction will begin in February 2008 with completion set for early 2010.

Commenting on the award, David Tydeman, Executive Vice President of Skanska UK said, "I am delighted that Skanska has been awarded this contract at HMP Dovegate. This award reinforces Skanska’s commitment to the custodial sector as part of our overall strategy of being a leading contractor in the construction of essential social and community infrastructure.”