HMP Grampian

  • The entrance to HMP Grampian in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • One of the outdoor sports pitches at HMP Grampian
  • Cells at HMP Grampian included individual washing and toilet facilities
  • Light and bright communal space in a cell block at HMP Grampian

Building a community-facing custodial facility

HMP Grampian is a purpose-built prison for men, women and young offenders, designed to be community-facing.

Built on the site of the former HMP Peterhead, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the prison consists of four house blocks:

  • one for adult men, with 372 ensuite cells, 11 single cells and supporting offices and facilities
  • one for adult women, including 54 ensuite cells and associated support facilities
  • a block for young offenders, with 78 ensuite cells and associated support facilities
  • a community integration unit, for trusted prisoners close to their release date, that includes 10 rooms for men and five for women, with three communal living spaces, kitchens and laundries.

Built to house prisoners close to friends and family, the finished facility has high-quality, visually stimulating interiors. These also provide discreet security, so staff members can supervise inmates.

Minimum waste, maximum efficiency

The prison includes the full range of custodial facilities, including kitchens, laundries, educational spaces, recreational resources, visitor areas, administration sections and security zones. Built mainly using offsite pre-fabrication for the concrete walls and services, the construction method minimised waste and maximised efficiency.

HMP Grampian’s building management solution monitors energy usage across the facility. LED lighting in every cell, across the car park and around the perimeter also reduces energy usage and minimises cost, with longer service life than traditional solutions. Solar panels provide additional electricity.

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