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Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - September 2021

The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

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Justice

Project - HMP Highland

Business Case Approved Stages:

The OBC outlines that the total project cost is £73.9 million and that the project will be operational in Spring 2021.

Contact For Public Enquiries:

Projects Scottish Prison Service

gaolinfo@sps.pnn.gov.uk

Progress at March 2021

No change to timing since the last report.

The total project cost is now being reported as a range of between £98 million to £110 million. This is an increase from the previously reported estimate of £92 million (as stated in March 2020 report).

The revised cost takes account of uncertain market conditions following the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, requirements around net-zero and zero-direct carbon emissions, as well as the changing profile of the prison population.

The earliest potential operational date remains February 2024 (as stated in September 2020 report).

Progress at September 2021

No change to cost since the last report.

The project has now been tendered and a contractor is in the process of being appointed. The construction start and completion dates are based on the tendered programme. It is anticipated that certain advance works may proceed the commencement of the main construction contract in May 2022.

The earliest operational date has now been moved to July 2024, which is later than previously reported and reflects conclusion of the competitive tendering exercise and acceptance of the successful contractor’s delivery programme.

Project - National Facility for Women Offenders

Business Case Approved Stages:

New national facility, which forms part of the 'Transforming Scotland’s care of women in custody' programme.

The OBC outlined that the total cost was £53.2 million and that the project was to be operational in October 2020.

The FBC for the project outlines that the total cost of the project will be £72.6 million and that it will be operational by February 2022.

Contact For Public Enquiries:

Projects Scottish Prison Service

gaolinfo@sps.pnn.gov.uk

Progress at March 2021

No change to timing since the last report.

The total project cost for the project which is in construction, is now £74 million, which is an increase in what was previously reported. This is due to additional costs associated with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The operational date remains estimated for May 2022 (as stated in September 2020 report).

Progress at September 2021

No change to cost since the last report at this stage.

The operational date is now August 2022, which is later than previously reported. This is due to further delays to progress incurred due to the impact of COVID-19 on productivity and more recently, construction material availability.

Project - Community Custodial Unit D - Dundee

Business Case Approved Stages:

Provision of a Community-based Custodial Unit (forms part of the 'Transforming Scotland’s care of women in custody' programme).

The FBC for the project outlines that the total cost of the project will be £11.6 million and that it will be operational in August 2021.

Contact For Public Enquiries:

Projects Scottish Prison Service

gaolinfo@sps.pnn.gov.uk

Progress at March 2021

N/A

Progress at September 2021

The project is in construction and the total cost is in accordance with the FBC. The operational date has moved out to April 2022 due to delays to progress arising from the impact of COVID-19 on productivity and more recently, issues with construction material availability.

Project - Community Custodial Unit E - Lilias Centre, Maryhill

Business Case Approved Stages:

Provision of a Community-based Custodial Unit (forms part of the 'Transforming Scotland’s care of women in custody' programme).

The FBC for the project outlines that the total cost of the project will be £12.6 million and that it will be operational in September 2021.

Contact For Public Enquiries:

Projects Scottish Prison Service

gaolinfo@sps.pnn.gov.uk

Progress at March 2021

N/A

Progress at September 2021

The project is in construction and the total cost is in accordance with the FBC. The operational date has moved out to June 2022 due to delays to progress arising from the impact of COVID-19 on productivity and more recently, issues with construction material availability.

Project - HMP Barlinnie Programme of Works

Business Case Approved Stages:

Refurbishment of Prisoner Reception and partial refurbishment of the existing Health Centre and additional works to improve healthcare facilities within the accommodation halls.

The approved FBC outlines that the total cost of the project is £7.7 million and that it will be operational by November 2022.

Contact For Public Enquiries:

Projects Scottish Prison Service

gaolinfo@sps.pnn.gov.uk

Progress at March 2021

N/A

Progress at September 2021

The project is in construction and progressing in accordance with FBC.

Contact

Email: Stuart.Mckeown@gov.scot

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