PCE awarded contract for construction of new prison at Full Sutton

PCE Ltd has been appointed by Kier as its superstructure and façade delivery partner for a new prison at Full Sutton in East Yorkshire.

The Ministry of Justice project has an overall contract value of £400million and once again sees PCE’s award winning HybriDfMA Secure Prison System being used following the successful completion of HMP Five Wells, at Wellingborough and HMP Fosse Way, Glen Parva.


The nearly 1,500 place Category C prison, which is scheduled to open in 2025 is being designed and manufactured offsite with on-site assembly using lessons learnt from the Innovate UK funded research Decarbonising Precast Concrete Projectwhich mapped the embodied carbon within the then existing secure accommodation designs identifying opportunities to reduce the actual carbon footprint of construction and life cycle of new prison builds.

The research project based on PCE’s solutions for both the HMP Five Wells and HMP Foss Way prisons, developed an optimised structural design and concrete mix technical specification improving material efficiency and delivering a net reduction of up to 40% in the structural precast concrete’s embodied carbon emissions, when benchmarked against the ICE’s database.


The HMP Millsike project is also set to be the first new prison to operate as zero-carbon in the future, with an all-electric design, solar panels, heat pumps and more efficient lighting systems to reduce energy demand significantly. The new buildings will sit adjacent to the existing HMP Full Sutton and is part of the Government’s plan to create thousands of new prison places.

Using PCE and Kier’s continuous development philosophy for digital control of all facets of a project, we are confident of a successful outcome to provide the client with best-in-class delivery and value.


At the time of the ground-breaking, Prisons Minister Damian Hinds said:

The new prison at Full Sutton will protect the public and the public purse, using the latest technology to cut energy costs.

“Giving prisoners the skills in demand by local businesses will help them find work and turn over a new leaf – cutting reoffending and making our streets safer.”


Read the full press release here - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/construction-starts-on-uk-s-first-all-electric-prison


First two images supplied by Kier.  

First image L-R:
Gary Badley – Executive Director of Prison Supply Directorate, HMPPS
Robin Seaton – Executive Director of Prison Supply Directorate, HMPPS
Damian Hinds – MP for Prisons and Probation
Liam Cummins – Group Managing Director, Kier
Cllr Jonathan Owen – leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Third image of the PCE site team L-R:
George Hopkin
Luke Bowen
Ryan Snowden
Shaun McCluskie
Ryan McMahon
Will Bowen
David Crabb
Darryn Brotherhood
Ali Derbi
Claire Alexander
Gregor Gordon
Salman Batth
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