Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Titan prison plans axed

Titan prison plans have been scrapped in favour of more smaller prisons, announced secretary of state for justice today, Jack Straw today

Five prisons holding 1,500 offenders each will be built instead of the three 2,500-place Titan prisons proposed by the Government in 2007

The Department for Justice is working to secure sites for the first two privately run 1,500-place prisons at Beam Park West, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and Runwell, in the Borough of Chelmsford in Essex. 

Work is ongoing to increase capacity by approximately 8,500 places over the next three years.  The expansion is will include two new public prisons; Isis, adjacent to Belmarsh, and Coltishall, a former RAF base in Norfolk and two new private prisons; Belmarsh West and Maghull.  HMP Littlehey, near Huntingdon, is also to be expanded by 480 places by early next year.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs