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Skanska advance HMP Grampian plans

February 6 2012

Skanska advance HMP Grampian plans
Plans to construct a £140m ‘titan’ jail on the site of Peterhead prison have advanced after the scheme was granted a green light by Aberdeenshire Council planners.

The 500 cell complex will replace outdated Victorian facilities within the existing Peterhead and Craiginches facilities with provision for a community reintegration unit, garden, playing field and allotments.

Unusually the jail will house all categories of offender; including men, women and youths, who will each be segregated within particular wings.

Demolition work on Peterhead is expected to commence this spring with construction work taking place by the summer for completion by 2013.

Skanska are undertaking design and construction work for the complex on behalf of the Scottish Prisons Service.


#1 Posted by KM on 6 Feb 2012 at 22:34 PM
Simplistically speaking that's £280,000 a cell ! Great to know we are treating the criminals with such splendour.
Jimbob Tanktop
#2 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 7 Feb 2012 at 12:34 PM
It's only £40,000 per cell. The other £100,000 is being spent on Dobermans, stretching racks, water boarding tables, iron maidens and pointy things to shove up their patootie.

Hope this helps allay any concerns you may have KM.
Andrew Brown
#3 Posted by Andrew Brown on 7 Feb 2012 at 15:05 PM
Thats still £140k short per cell
Hang 'em all
#4 Posted by Hang 'em all on 7 Feb 2012 at 15:23 PM
Peterhead prison? more like Peterhead HOLIDAY HOME! eh? eh?

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