Skerritt captures £18.2 million with two prison contracts

Contracts at Nottingham Prison (left) and Swaleside Prison in Kent are worth £18.2 million to contractor Skerritt.
Building-services contractor Skerritt has won contracts worth £18.2 million to supply services for prisons at Nottingham and Swaleside in Kent. At Nottingham, the work involves the installation of M&E services to ancillary buildings as part of a project to build new cell-block facilities for 510 extra inmates. A new 180-cell block is being built at Swaleside. Willmott Dixon, which awarded Skerritt the contracts, has a framework with the National Offender Management Services to help create extra capacity at prisons. The £11 million Nottingham contract was awarded as the latest phase of extended works, which have already included a new 178-cell block and a 14-place segregation unit. The old Victorian wings are being redeveloped to accommodate a proposed new population of a thousand or more prisoners. Skerritt will supply mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, along with CCTV, general and fire-alarm services in key sections outside the new cell block. Work also involves resiting a new energy centre to supply services for the entire prison. At Swaleside, the £7.2 million contract involves the supply of mechanical, electrical and plumbing services as part of modernisation work in the segregation block, gym and education building, along with car-parking upgrades at this Category B secure prison.
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