NCC to build prison in Sweden

NCC, in collaboration with Intea and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, will build a new prison and non-institutional care facility in Kristianstad, Sweden.

The prison and non-institutional care facility form part of Kristianstad’s new judicial centre.

The contract is valued at $74.34m (SEK680m).

Intea project manager Peter Jacobsson said: “We are currently conducting several similar projects across the country and are looking forward to delivering a new facility to The Prison and Probation Service in Kristianstad. The new prison will form an important part of Sweden’s most modern judicial center, and it’s a great feeling to now start work on the construction together with NCC, which possesses solid expertise and experience of this type of project.”

Covering around 17,000m2, the new building for the Prison and Probation Service will be constructed adjacent to the premises of the Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish Prosecution Authority in the new judicial center that is being built in the old goods railway yard to the north of Kristianstad central station.

Besides a new prison, the new premises will also feature facilities for non-institutional care and the National Transportation Unit of the Prison and Probation Service.

NCC Building Sweden head Henrik Landelius said: “The prison is a complex project with special requirements for the operations to function well in the long term. We are drawing from our experience in similar projects and can also share knowledge between ongoing projects with a high security classification within the Group to create value for Intea and the Prison and Probation Service.”

The project is being undertaken in partnering model. In the first phase, NCC, Intea and the Prison and Probation Service have jointly planned, budgeted and designed the programme and system documentation.

They have also agreed on a target cost for the project.

This work commenced before the summer.

Currently, the project is moving to the construction phase.

Groundwork will begin early this year and the prison is expected to be finished in 2024.

The contract will be registered by the firm in Q1 2022.

 

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Image: The prison and non-institutional care facility form part of Kristianstad’s new judicial centre. Credit: illustration by Krook och Tjäder