Morrison Construction appointed to £54m Women’s National Facility project

Morrison Construction has been appointed by Scottish Prison Service to build a new Women’s National Facility, to replace Scotland’s only female prison at Cornton Vale in Stirling.

Published: 11 March 2020
Capability: Building

The £54 million contract will involve the redevelopment of the existing facility in a phased programme of demolition and new build.

The first phase will provide two new residential blocks and a separate assessment centre. In addition a new central hub with vocational and educational facilities, medical centre and laundry will be built along with a family and visitor area and administrative building.

Phase two will involve the creation of a retreat and multi-faith area and an animal welfare and grounds maintenance building. A new 126 space car park with EV charging points, enhanced hard and soft landscaping within the grounds and security fencing will also be created.

Eddie Robertson, Managing Director for Morrison Construction Building Central, said “Following a competitive tender process, we are delighted to be selected by SPS as the principal contractor and designer for the new Women’s National Facility and is a major project win for our local business.

“Not only will the Women’s National Facility deliver a modern design and new concept of high quality accommodation and services for residents and staff when complete, it will also provide employment and training opportunities during construction and longer term for the residents, local companies, and supported business through our extensive community benefits programme developed specifically for the project working in partnership with SPS and Stirling Council.”