New Prisons in London and Liverpool

The National Offender Management Service announced
today two competitions for the provision of new prisons at Maghull in
Liverpool and Belmarsh West in South London.

The
competitions will result in the award of Private Finance Initiative
contracts to design, construct, manage and finance the prisons for 25
years. The advertisements announcing the competitions have today been
submitted to the Official Journal of the European Union.

The
two new prisons are a key part of the capacity programme to deliver
9,500 additional prison spaces by 2012 although it is expected that
both prisons will be up and running by 2010.

NOMS
has Reserved Matters planning approval to construct a 600-place prison
at the Maghull site, and will be submitting an outline planning
application for a second 600-place prison in summer at a site owned by
NOMS next to the existing Belmarsh prison.

These
prisons will be the first to be built since Bronzefield and
Peterborough opened in 2004 and 2005; HMP Kennet recently opened in
Liverpool as a temporary prison on a five year lease. (source)

So what happened to the Prison Ships and the refurbishment of RAF Coltishall announced by the old Home Office commissar Reid. Is work still going on on the RAF camp in Norfolk ?

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