HMP Blundeston, Suffolk

Project value £2.7m

Prison houseblock comprising 60 single occupancy cells housed over two floors.  The new facility was to house prisoners with an indeterminate sentence and enhanced.

3e have worked with Britspace and the Client to develop a modular unit which is structurally efficient to maximise internal floor space and provide economies of scale in manufacture, whilst maintaining design flexibility so that the concept can be adapted to suit both cell arrangements and associated offices, laundry and food preparation areas.

The module floors, ceilings and walls consist of cold-formed steel sections, which allow very accurate manufacturing tolerances, with hot-rolled steel columns. The entire structure is galvanised to minimise future maintenance.