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HMP Grampian receives first inmates

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March 3 2014

HMP Grampian receives first inmates
The first inmates to be sent to HMP Grampian are bedding down for the night after being decamped from surrounding prisons by the Scottish Prison Service.

Designed by Holmes Miller and Skanska the £85m ‘titan’ jail in Peterhead will house a maximum of 500 prisoners from all categories and age groups, making it unique in the UK.

Conceived as a ‘community facing’ jail the facility incorporates a number of specialist units designed to curb re-offending such as a telephone marketing centre with segregation achieved via acarefully considered circulation routes.

HMP Grampian replaces the existing HMP Peterhead and HMP Aberdeen, both of which are being sold for redevelopment.
Circulation routes are carefully considered to segregate prisoners during day-to-day operations
Circulation routes are carefully considered to segregate prisoners during day-to-day operations
HMP Grampian occupies part of the existing HMP Peterhead estate, which dates back to 1888
HMP Grampian occupies part of the existing HMP Peterhead estate, which dates back to 1888

The new jail will welcome prisoners from across the north east
The new jail will welcome prisoners from across the north east
Work on the scheme has been underway since 2012
Work on the scheme has been underway since 2012

3 Comments

Jimmy
#1 Posted by Jimmy on 3 Mar 2014 at 16:08 PM
Looks nicer than most of the schools & hospitals built in the last 10 years...
JM
#2 Posted by JM on 3 Mar 2014 at 21:30 PM
Prison? Looks more like a modern office
big bert
#3 Posted by big bert on 5 Mar 2014 at 14:33 PM
VERY nice - if you are homeless and unemployed this must look like heaven. 3 meals a day, single room with ensuite and TV - and it is free too!

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