Lend Lease wins £212m Wrexham super prison build

Lend Lease has been selected to build the new 'super prison' in Wrexham, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has just announced. The project is now expected to cost £212m less than the £250m originally estimated.

The MoJ stated: 'The proposals include approximately £50m to be spent with small and medium enterprises (SMEs), £30m to be spent with local businesses and 50% of the entire workforce to be recruited from the local area, including around 100 apprenticeships.

'Lend Lease has also proposed to offer practical help to local schools and dedicate time to meeting local needs with a Community Engagement Manager employed.'