Five-year contracts with MoJ cover 50 prisons in southern England

Carillion has signed two deals with the Ministry of Justice, worth about £200m, to provide facilities management services to prisons across southern England.

Under the deals, the firm will provide a range of hard and soft FM services to the National Offender Management Service. One contract covers London and the East of England and the second covers the South-west, South Central, Kent and Sussex.

The contracts cover about 50 prisons, and will be for an initial five-year period, with the potential for two subsequent one-year extensions. Work is due to commence on 1 June 2015.