HMP Peterborough set for significant extension

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HMP Peterborough, a privately operated category B prison, is set to undergo a significant extension process that will be carried out by international support services and construction group Interserve, who also designed and constructed the original prison back in 2005.

Work has commenced on site, with completion scheduled for December 2014 and, according to a media report, the extension process should include the building of a new four-storey 292 bed adult male house block consisting of a mix of double and single cells, together with prisoner and staff facilities within a hub, plus adjacent exercise yards. A nearby new two storey activities building will include education and training facilities for prisoners.

Furthermore, Interserve will also deliver the provision of additional amenities within the existing prison to support the increased capacity, including exercise facilities, an extension to the main prison kitchen, a new staff dining room, further administration space and modification works within the entry building.

Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to point out that a new, extended prison wall, sterile zone and fencing will create the secure perimeter, while additional external car parking and landscaping will complete the scheme.

Given the very sensitive nature of the activity at HMP Peterborough, the implementation of a very solid and reliable access control and visitor monitoring solution is really a must, this being specifically the area where Access Control UK could put its extensive experience to very good use.

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