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Carillion PLC Group

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Carillion is one of the UK’s leading integrated support services companies, with extensive construction capabilities, a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and a sector-leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions.

The firm employs over 40,000 people worldwide and has established businesses in the UK, Canada, the Middle East and North Africa. With an annual revenue of more than £4 billion Carillion Group

The Group has four business segments; Support Services, Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, Middle East construction services and Construction services excluding the Middle East.

Support services include facilities management, facilities services, energy services, rail services, road maintenance and utility services. Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects comprises the firms investing activities in PPP projects in our chosen sectors of defence, health, education, transport, secure, energy services and other Government accommodation.

The firm offers all of the services needed to create and manage places and infrastructure, from project finance through design and construction to lifetime maintenance, facilities management and energy efficiency. We also provide essential services to customers in every industry to support the delivery of public services and business objectives.
For over 200 years the firms have been creating award-winning cultural, residential, commercial, community and infrastructure developments in cities across the world. In the UK these include the Channel Tunnel, the Tate Modern – the world’s most visited modern art gallery, and the Library of Birmingham, which came top in a poll of the public’s favourite new buildings. We have also created landmark buildings across the Middle East, including Oman’s parliament – the Majlis, and Royal Opera House, the stunning Yas Viceroy hotel that straddles Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 racetrack, and the prestigious Al Muneera project in Abu Dhabi.
The places Carillion create perform an essential role at the heart of the community. In Canada, these include the Brampton Civic Hospital, the High Falls Dam in Northern Ontario and numerous projects for the Vancouver International Airport Authority.

The group help to manage schools, libraries and hospitals, providing environments that enable children and adults to learn better and patients to recover more quickly. Carillion pride themselves on supporting our armed forces, improving the energy efficiency of homes, workplaces and other buildings, and providing sustainable jobs and training.

Since their inception the firm has worked for a plethora of clients across a number of industries. These include the aviation, building, central government, civil engineering, commercial, defence, education, energy, financial services, health, local authorities, rail, roads, utilities and justice sectors.

Carillion helped deliver the design and construction of a new prison facility on behalf of the Scottish prison Service in 2010. The firm worked on the site of an old prison, which had been demolished under a previous contract, and a WWII barrage balloon site.

Acting as the main contractor on the £98.5 million contract works began on site in Feburary 2010 and completed by November 2011. The Scottish Prison Service’s requirements were precise in respect of the accommodation to be provided, which they needed to be delivered across two house blocks, each with three levels and four wings.

The design of the prison maximises the use of the core area where the staff are stationed, as well as providing a wing length which suits the staffing levels of the prison facilities.
The site comprises of the Facility Building and the Gate Building. The Facility Building is located in the centre of the site and includes the laundry, workshops, gym, games hall, dentist, pharmacy, multi-faith and prisoner reception. In addition, the building has a faux street which affords natural lighting to route being used to the House Blocks from the Gate Building.

The Gate Building is located at the front of the site and offers a civic façade to passing commuters. The structure acts as the first contact for staff and visitors alike. Two routes lead from the reception area, one route for staff to allow them to eat, shower and change in readiness for work. The other offers a route for visitors of prisoners to the visits areas or interview rooms. The project also included sports pitches, exercise areas and hard and soft landscaping.



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