Peab secures contract to extend Sörbyn Prison in Sweden

WCN Editorial Team 4 Jul 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Peab has been appointed by Specialfastigheter Sverige to expand the Sörbyn Prison, south of Umeå, Sweden.

This contract carries a value of $35.23m (SEK364m).

Situated 4.5 Swedish miles south of Umeå, the Sörbyn Prison consists of 40 cells and thirteen emergency cells in security class 3.

The company has been contracted to expand the prison with 96 cells.

Peab region manager Susanne Hallberg said: “We’re pleased to have been entrusted with extending Sörbyn Prison together with Specialfastigheter.

“Building prisons is complex and puts high demands on us as contractors and we’re proud to contribute with our expertise in this project.”

Prison and probation service region manager Johan Modin said: “The Prison and Probation Service is currently working intensively to meet the need for more prison space.

“We’re increasing space in different ways to handle the shortage of space and Sörbyn is one of many places we’re doing this. The fact that we can soon start work on the extension of Sörbyn is very positive.”

Construction of this project, which is a partnering contract, wll begin in the summer of this year.

The project will be recorded by the company in the second quarter of this year.

In May, Peab secured a contract to construct a new bridge to the new city borough of Varvsstaden i Malmö in Sweden.

This bridge is to be built by Peab for its customer Malmö City.

The contract is worth $21.6m (SEK206m).

Under the contract, Peab has to construct a bridge to cater for pedestrians, bicyclists as well as mass transit as an extension of Styrmansgatan, which lies diagonally westward towards the city borough.

The project also covers construction of two piers, a staircase and risers.

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Image: The company has been contracted to expand the prison with 96 cells. Credit: Specialfastigheter.

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