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Galliford Try £54 Million Prison Contract

Galliford Try £54 Million Prison Contract
11 March 2020
 

The UK construction group has announced that its Scottish business Morrison Construction has been appointed by the Scottish Prison Service to build a new women’s national facility.

The new building will replace Scotland’s only female prison at Cornton Vale in Stirling.

Galliford Try, a FTSE 250 business and one of the UK’s leading housebuilding, regeneration and construction groups, will redevelop the existing facility in a programme of demolition and new build.

 

Demolition and new build programme

 

“We are delighted to have secured this opportunity in the key custodial sector where we have a growing reputation for building high-quality facilities across the UK." 

– Bill Hocking

Chief Executive, Galliford Try

 

The first phase will provide two new residential blocks and a separate assessment centre. In addition, a new central hub with vocational and educational facilities, medical centre and laundry will be built along with a family and visitor area and administrative building.

Phase two will involve the creation of a retreat and multi-faith area and an animal welfare and grounds maintenance building. A new 126 space car park with EV charging points, enhanced hard and soft landscaping within the grounds and security fencing will also be created.

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, commented: 

“We are delighted to have secured this opportunity in the key custodial sector where we have a growing reputation for building high-quality facilities across the UK. 

“Morrison Construction continues to lead the way as contractor of choice for the public sector in Scotland and remains pivotal to delivering our strategy for the business.”

Picture: The UK construction group has announced that its Scottish business Morrison Construction has been appointed by the Scottish Prison Service to build a new women’s national facility.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 11 March 2020

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