Ogilvie Construction starts work on Scottish Prison Service project

OGILVIE Construction has started work on new community custody units (CCU) in Dundee and Glasgow.

The work is on behalf of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS). The community based units are part of a new approach to the management of women in custody in Scotland.

The Dundee facility is being built on the former site of the Our Lady’s Primary School in the Hilltown area of the city. It will accommodate 16 women.

The unit in Glasgow is in Maryhill’s Shawpark Street, on the site of the former health centre and will accommodate 24 women.

The new facilities will provide modern reception areas as well as a communal space with kitchen facilities, bedrooms and secure gardens.

Donald MacDonald, managing director at Ogilvie Construction, said, “After some delays to the original timetable due to Covid-19, we are delighted to have started site operations in Dundee and Glasgow. We look forward to handing over the two high quality facilities for the Scottish Prison Service in early 2022. Our site team will engage with the local communities throughout the build programme and ensure the minimum of disruption.”