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Ministry of Justice appoints Mace to Prison Estates Transformation Programme

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has appointed British company Mace as its delivery partner for the four-year Prison Estate Transformation Programme (PETP).

This is one of the most significant changes to the prison estate in over a century with an investment of £1.3bn. The programme will deliver up to 10,000 modern adult prison places and build and open five new community prisons for women to create a reformed estate with better education facilities that is less crowded, better organised, and that is increasingly made up of modern, fit for purpose accommodation.

PETP are simplifying the organisation of the prison estate into three key functions: reception, training and resettlement. By investing in and reorganising our estate they will ensure that each prisoner is held in the right place, at the right time in their journey, and the prison population as a whole can be effectively managed.

As delivery partner for the programme, Mace will play a key role in driving innovation with responsibility for managing, co-ordinating and integrating a major Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) solution along with BIM level 2+.

Mace Programme Director, Stephen Wells, said: “This partnership will use pioneering approaches to DfMA and BIM to deliver better value for money and better solutions for British taxpayers. This programme has an ambition to make prison safer and places better designed to help prisoners turn their lives around. 

As a British company, this is a vision Mace is proud to be to be part of and aligns with our constant pursuit a better way for our clients.”

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