Galliford Try wins £54m contract to replace Scotland’s only female prison


Galliford Try’s Scottish business Morrison Construction has been appointed to build a new women’s national facility, to replace Scotland’s only female prison at Cornton Vale in Stirling

The Scottish Prison Service has chosen Morrison Construction to deliver the £54m contract to replace Scotland’s only female prison. Work will include the redevelopment of the existing facility in a phased programme of demolition and new build.

Phase one

The first phase will provide two new residential blocks and a separate assessment centre for the female prison. 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

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.

Bill Hocking, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to have secured this opportunity in the key custodial sector where we have a growing reputation for building high-quality facilities across the UK.

“Morrison Construction continues to lead the way as contractor of choice for the public sector in Scotland and remains pivotal to delivering our strategy for the business.”

Morrison Construction carries out building and infrastructure works across the country and are renowned for its ability to provide whole-life solutions, from funding and design to construction, operation and maintenance. Its experience in regeneration, support services and public-private partnerships (PPP) investments differentiates their offering and enables them to deliver the most complex of projects.


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