Scottish Prison Service secures go-ahead for new £66m prison

WCN Editorial Team 27 Oct 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has received planning consent in principle for a new £66m prison near Inverness Retail and Business Park.

The new HMP Highland prison will replace the HMP Inverness Prison, which is located in the city centre and is 112 years old.

The new facility will comprise a visits building, family help hub, regimes and facilities building, community integration unit as well as a car park.

Property agent Colliers International is carrying out work on behalf of SPS for the project. Construction work on the project is expected to commence in 2018.

Colliers International senior planner Meabhann Crowe said:“As HMP Highland will be the first new prison in the region for 112 years, we are pleased that the planning application process has progressed so smoothly and swiftly.

“Discussions have progressed quickly and productively with the Highland Council and we are delighted to have achieved a successful outcome.”

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