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Interserve wins prison extension contract

by Interserve Press Office | Oct 14, 2013

HMP PeterboroughInterserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded the contract to design and build an extension to HMP Peterborough.

The original prison was designed and constructed by Interserve Construction under a PFI contract and opened in 2005. This new project for the Ministry of Justice is Government funded, and is being handled through the SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle), Peterborough Prison Management Limited.

Work has commenced on site, with completion scheduled for December 2014. HMP Peterborough is a privately operated category B prison, and is the only one in the UK to hold both male and female prisoners.

Interserve's new contract follows on from an Early Works contract, and comprises a new four-storey 292 bed adult male house block consisting of a mix of double and single cells, together with prisoner and staff facilities within a hub, plus adjacent exercise yards. A nearby new two storey activities building will include education and training facilities for prisoners.

Interserve will also deliver the provision of additional amenities within the existing prison to support the increased capacity, including exercise facilities, an extension to the main prison kitchen, a new staff dining room, further administration space and modification works within the entry building.

A new, extended prison wall, sterile zone and fencing will create the secure perimeter. Additional external car parking and landscaping will complete the scheme. The house block and activity building are being built on land adjoining the existing prison.

Interserve will make full use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) on the project. This is the second major utilisation of BIM on a project Interserve is delivering for the Ministry of Justice, following the successful completion of HMYOI Cookham Wood, which was the first adopter 'pilot' Government project on which BIM was used through the tender and construction stages.

Managing Director of Interserve Construction, Ian Renhard, commented:

"We are proud to be part of this contract for the Ministry of Justice, and in particular the opportunity to advance our BIM journey. This intelligent approach to delivery will bring many benefits for our client not just during design and construction, but also into the long-term operation and management of the new facilities at HMP Peterborough."

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For further information please contact

Nigel Charlesworth
Head of Corporate Communications, Interserve
0118 960 2332/07824 482 585

Karen Lewis
Edson Evers
01785 255146

About Interserve

Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. It is one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally, offering advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. The Group employs some 50,000 people worldwide and in 2012 generated gross revenue of £2.3 billion.
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