Masterplan in for ₤ 100m HMP Glasgow jail

Kier under a preconstruction services arrangement is working along with the HMP Glasgow Strategic Alliance group on the style for the 54-acre website, at the previous Provan Gas Works on Royston Road to the northeast of the city centre.

The masterplan for the 1,200-inmate jail leads on from the preliminary preparation in concept application, authorized by Glasgow City Council in August 2020. More preparation applications for the private website structures are anticipated throughout 2023.

HMP Glasgow Strategic Alliance group


  • Holmes Miller– designer
  • Curtins– civils and structures
  • Choose Everard– designer
  • Arup– mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Medical Architecture– health preparation and stakeholder engagement
  • FES — MEP subcontractor
  • PCE– precast concrete set up and provide
  • Careys — foundations and civil engineering

The upgraded strategies have actually consisted of numerous advancements from preliminary styles, consisting of a decrease in the sizes of the houseblock neighborhoods from 30 cells to 20 cells, which will see the previous 3 big houseblocks changed by 5 smaller sized houseblocks which intends to produce a family design instead of a ‘incredibly wing’ technique.

The strategies likewise consist of an ongoing dedication to providing a net absolutely no carbon center which satisfies the Scottish Government’s Net Zero Public Sector Buildings Standard.

This will consist of making use of modern-day techniques of building, heatpump for main heating and cooling arrangement, passive ventilation, and other clever innovations such as automated detainee motion.

Stuart Togwell, group handling director, Kier Construction stated: “Reaching this essential turning point has actually been a synergy and Kier has actually had the ability to contribute its comprehensive experience from the larger custodial sector, while working together carefully with the Scottish Prison Service and other partners, to establish a service which will provide favorable results for all stakeholders at this crucial center, along with the larger neighborhood.”

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