Bids invited for Cornton Vale prison replacement

Cornton Vale PrisonContractors are being invited to come forward with bids to build a new national women’s prison in Stirling.

The new prison, catering for just 80 of the most serious offenders, is to be built to replace Scotland’s only female jail at Cornton Vale.

Justice secretary Michael Matheson revealed in 2015 that the smaller national prison will be supported by five new separate, smaller regional custodial units after plans for a new 300-cell jail in Inverclyde were scrapped.

Scottish Prison Service is planning a two-stage process for the design and build project which will be designed to level 2 BIM and use a project bank account during construction.

More information is available from the Public Contracts Scotland website.

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