Subcontractors and suppliers were asked to express their interest in participating in the £ 1 billion program to build four new prisons.
ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates were appointed to the Department of Justice’s New Prisons Program (MoJ) in July to build the four adult male prisons across the UK.
The four companies are working on an alliance agreement, which means that they will work together on the design and construction of the new prisons.
In line with the government’s Construction Playbook, the plans will include standardized components, platform design for manufacturing and assembly, and digitization.
The group said the approach recognizes the benefits of working with tier 1 contractors to drive innovation, maximize social value and reduce carbon emissions.
Now the MoJ wants to start building a broader supply chain for the project.
The department is looking for a number of companies interested in participating in the programs.
The closing date for entries is August 20th.
The pre-construction phase is expected to be completed early next year, with construction of the first prison at Full Sutton in East Riding of Yorkshire starting in the summer of 2022.
Another three locations have yet to be confirmed.