Kier to build £400m Yorkshire prison

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Kier has been confirmed arsenic the builder of a caller £400m situation successful East Yorkshire.

The contractor snapped up the occupation from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and volition commencement enactment connected the 1,400-space installation successful the colony of Full Sutton this autumn.

Construction News revealed past twelvemonth that Kier, Wates, ISG and Laing O’Rourke had been chosen to present four prisons nether an confederation deal, for a combined full of £1bn.

The £400m task to physique the East Yorkshire installation is the archetypal of the 4 to person a circumstantial contractor assigned to it.

The 3 different prisons volition beryllium successful Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and astatine a determination successful the South East of England.

The caller East Yorkshire prison, which volition beryllium other the existing HMP Full Sutton, is acceptable to unfastened successful 2025. It volition beryllium the archetypal caller zero-carbon situation to beryllium built successful the UK. It has been designed with star panels, vigor pumps and an businesslike lighting strategy to alteration little vigor usage.

Hundreds of operation jobs volition beryllium created, astatine slightest 50 of which volition beryllium earmarked for ex-offenders.

Kier Construction radical managing manager Liam Cummins said: “We’re arrogant to springiness radical the accidental to enactment with america to present a best-in-class facility, built connected modern methods of operation and engineering excellence.”

Prisons curate Stuart Andrew said: “I americium delighted enactment tin statesman connected yet different modern, innovative situation that volition skill-up untold numbers of offenders to unrecorded a crime-free beingness portion making our streets safer.

“The caller situation astatine Full Sutton volition besides enactment hundreds of jobs, successful operation and afterwards, representing a large boost to Yorkshire’s economy.”

The nonstop locations of the 3 different prisons included successful the program are inactive being finalised, but the MoJ pledged past twelvemonth that each 4 would beryllium completed by aboriginal 2026.

Two different important situation jobs are presently connected the roadworthy to completion. Kier is leading the £253m task to physique HMP Five Wells successful Wellingborough, which is acceptable to unfastened successful 2023.

Meanwhile, Lendlease is presently constructing HMP Fosse Way successful Glen Parva, Leicestershire. It is expected to unfastened successful 2023.