Amey Delivers Modular Timber Frame Building Concept for HMP Kirkham
Amey has provided a new 46-cell accommodation concept building at HMP Kirkham utilising offsite production of modular timber frame buildings, reducing cost and environmental impact.
The modular timber frame project is being overseen by Amey's Secure Infrastructure Project Team. It supports a wider Prison Estate Initiative to provide a space for those nearing the end of their sentence in preparation for their release. The project will help teach independent living skills, with provision for those with low mobility issues.
This development will support a wider MOJ and HMPSS strategy to create more safe, modern accommodation.
Modular time frame building solution speeds up the process
Local supply chain partners JYM Partnership, Redman and Bispham, Kingswood Building Services Engineers Ltd and Norscot Joinery are working closely with Amey's team to deliver the project. The use of modular timber frame buildings allows many build components to be completed off-site.
"Delivering the build in the most sustainable way"
Pete Mathieson, operations director for Amey Secure Infrastructure, commented: "We are delighted to be delivering this Concept Building on behalf of the MOJ. The investment by HMPPS and MOJ will create 46 appropriately designed independent living places – including two for those with low mobility issues."
"The use of offsite and timber framed modular construction in this project means we are delivering the build in the most sustainable way that not only significantly shortens the build time – but reducing waste, improving quality and reducing unnecessary travel to and from the site."