I don't imagine that I am the first person to have some sort of eureka moment when considering the two unconnected questions: 'What will happen to the Olympic Village accommodation after the Games?' and: 'How can we get affordable additional open prison accommodation?' I have not, however, seen any discussion of the possibility of using one to solve the other.
Relocation of off-site units to existing prison sites would overcome the Nimby objections and, with the advances in offsite construction techniques, dismantling and re-erection would not be a problem if designed in at the outset.
Peter Dunn, chairman, ScrewFast Foundations, peter@screwfast. com