Plans in for Lancashire new prison in UK.

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Plans are underway for the Lancashire new prison, next to HMP Garth and HMP Wymott in the Leyland town neighborhood. The project is one of four prisons planned in the Ministry of Justice’s £1bn Programme for new prisons.

The scheme will be delivered by a framework of preselected contractors: Kier,ISG, Wates and Laing O’Rourke. The new prison referred as HMP Wymott 2 prison will be set on category C, accommodating over 1,700 inmates. The scheme will comprise of seven new house blocks each standing to four storeys with around 245 prisoners. The 74,500 sq m Lancashire new prison will be developed in different phases. They will need to demolish the existing buildings and structures in the site with associated engineering works following.

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The development

Due to the Lancashire new prison location, the existing energy centre and bowling club relocation Will be part of the overall project. The development of the replacement bowling green and club house, a car park and a new boiler house for the prison will be required in the second and third phase. Development of the main prison blocks will be done in the fourth phase. Site design will be developed by MoJ designer Perfect Circle for Garth Wymott 2 to RIBA Stage 3. The Lancashire new prison is being developed in a net-zero carbon operation, a 20% biodiversity minimum net gain. and at least BREEAM Excellent with a likelihood of achieving an Outstanding rating.

Other prisons in the plan include Full Sutton, located in Yorkshire East Riding. The prison is also on category c, planned on site adjacent to HMP Grendon and HMP Springhill in Buckinghamshire. Mace has done the prison’s programme and locations feasibility studies. Getting contractors working in joint is very much in line with current procurement thoughts and is encouraged by the Construction Playbook from the government, earlier released as a blueprint for public procurement.

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