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HMP Highland goes out to public consultation

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March 30 2017

HMP Highland goes out to public consultation
The Scottish Prisons Service has produced fresh visualisations for the planned HMP Highland, which aims to foster a ‘less oppressive’ environments for inmates.

Situated behind Inverness Retail park off the A96, close to Inverness Campus, the £66m scheme succeeds a prior design for another site at Milton of Leys.

A modern prison has been specified to take the place of the 112-year old Inverness Prison, one of the oldest and smallest jails in the prisons estate, which has been deemed unsuitable for expansion.

The jail will be delivered in tandem with Inverness Justice Centre to be operated by the Scottish Courts & Tribunal Service.

A planning application for the build will be prepared following a public consultation, held today until 20:00 at Inshes Church.
A previous site at Milton of Leys was rejected
A previous site at Milton of Leys was rejected
The existing Inverness Jail has suffered from overcrowding
The existing Inverness Jail has suffered from overcrowding

2 Comments

James Wood
#1 Posted by James Wood on 31 Mar 2017 at 09:56 AM
Fantastic. It is great to see so much innovate design coming to our area recently. I hope the traffic disruption wont be as bad as the new University was/is. Kudos to the prison service for designing a lovely looking building.
Neil
#2 Posted by Neil on 3 Apr 2017 at 16:54 PM
Many office blocks are criticised for looking like prisons - it wouldn't be a problem if they looked like this. It's not stunning but it actually looks well designed which is more than you can say for a lot of buildings.

I'll have to remember to go to Inverness when I feel like a crime spree...

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