Contractor will design and build Low Moss prison in East Dunbartonshire to BREEAM 'excellent' standard

Carillion has won a £116m contract to design and build Low Moss prison in Scotland.

The firm will design and build a 700-cell unit in Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire. Work is set to start this year, with completion in 2012.

The prison house blocks will be designed to achieve a BREEAM "excellent" rating.

The contract also includes construction of office accommodation, a visitors' centre, a health centre, education and training facilities, a multi-faith centre, a laundry, kitchens and industrial workshops.

Carillion has already demolished the existing prison on the site and has reused 99.5% of the waste from this.

This latest contract brings the value of work recently awarded to Carillion by the Scottish prisons service to over £250m.