The agency has been awarded two offers totalling practically £34m to construct the primary era of Fast Deployment Cells forming a part of the broader programme to put in 1,000 cells at 18 jail websites, the bulk delivered this yr.
The primary £22m deal will see Alegeco provide 396 models throughout a number of places together with at HMP Norwich in Norfolk the place the primary batch of cells has simply been put in.
Wave 2a, valued at £12m, will see an additional 215 models equipped throughout additional places.
Fast Deployment Cells have a lifespan of round 15 years and are designed to shortly create further capability throughout the jail system property to satisfy rising demand, whereas longer-term enlargement is underway.
Minister for Prisons and Probation Damian Hinds mentioned: “Jail cells defend the general public by ensuring we’ve got sufficient area to place harmful offenders behind bars – that’s why we’re investing £4 billion to ship 20,000 further locations.
“We’re rolling out a thousand Fast Deployment Cells to create further areas shortly whereas we press forward with the most important enlargement of prisons in over a century – constructing six new jails and creating hundreds of extra cells by renovating and increasing present websites.”
“The primary fast cells at HMP Norwich are already boosting capability whereas our multi-million-pound renovation of the Elizabeth Fry wing will create long-term locations to guard the general public.”
James Withey, Managing Director at Algeco offsite, mentioned: “Using DFMA and Lean Manufacturing, together with our platform based mostly method, will ship prime quality models throughout these a number of places.
“The momentary lodging we’ve got already equipped to the Ministry of Justice was to a really excessive normal, which we’ll proceed with these longer-term buildings.”