Bristol office has been awarded mechanical and electrical services contract for Parc Prison in Wales

HMP and Young Offenders Institute Parc is a Category B local prison housing approximately 1126 male adults (convicted only), young offenders (convicted and remand) and young people (convicted and remand).The prison opened in November 1997 and is the only private prison in Wales.

Balfour Kilpatrick has been awarded the mechanical and electrical services works package valued at £10m associated with the redevelopment of the prison, including the new prison house block and various extensions and internal refurbishments of the existing prison buildings.

Galliford Try is Balfour Kilpatrick’s client for the project, with works being undertaken for ultimate client HMP Service Bridgend. Troup Bywaters and Anders is the m&e consultant for the project.

Balfour Kilpatrick’s scope of works comprises the design, supply and installation of mechanical and electrical services including extensive security and CCTV systems integrating into the existing site wide infrastructure.

Innovative techniques being used on this project include modularisation of the cell block construction at concrete manufacturer Buchans. Balfour Kilpatrick will be installing in-situ conduits and underfloor heating systems at their factory in Cheshire prior to delivery to site.

Environmental considerations include the installation of a ground source heating pump system providing 20% reduction in carbon omissions as well as a rainwater harvesting system.

Works will start on site in the summer, with completion programmed for February 2011.