Contracts for Carillion

Support services and construction company Carillion has won three new contracts in the UK worth approximately £137m.

The awards are made up of a £70m contract for the new RollsBuilding in London, two contracts for the Scottish Prison Service in Edinburgh worth £47m and a contract to provide new offices for the Welsh Assembly Government in Aberystwyth with a target cost of approximately £20m.

The new eleven storey RollsBuilding in

Fetter Lane
will provide new office accommodation to replace the existing Rolls House, Arnold House and No 8 Bream Buildings for development manager Delancey Estates. The development is a joint venture on behalf of funds advised by Delancey and Invista Real Estate Investment Management and is due for completion in October 2009.

The £20m contract for the Welsh Assembly Government will provide new multifunctional offices to accommodate up to 535 staff. The building will provide predominantly naturally ventilated open plan office space, heating from biomass boilers, rainwater harvesting, solar panels for hot water, and overall achieves an excellent BREEAM rating.

The contracts for the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), which have been awarded under a framework agreement with the SPS, involve the design and construction of a new 135-prisoner place house block at HMP Edinburgh and a new gate complex, kitchen, energy centre, prisoner reception, games hall and health centre for HM Young Offenders Institution Polmont at Falkirk.

Commenting, Carillion Chief Executive, John McDonough, said: ‘In line with our strategy of focusing on high quality projects for key customers we are delighted to have been appointed as the delivery partner with Delancey and Invista for the prestigious RollsBuilding project in the City of London and to have won further contracts for the Scottish Prison Service and for the Welsh Assembly Government.

‘The contracts for the Rolls Building and Welsh Assembly Government were won using the two stage tender process, consistent with our strategy of growing construction margins ahead of revenue through applying our rigorous project selectivity and risk management criteria.

‘The contracts for HM Prison Edinburgh and HM Young Offenders Institution Polmont were awarded under our long-term framework contract with the Scottish Prison Service and we look forward to working closely with the SPS to deliver these new projects, which form part of its ongoing programme to improve prisons in Scotland.’