Design and build in sensitive areas: HMYOI Polmont
HMYOI Polmont is Scotland’s national holding facility for male 16-21 year olds. akp was employed to carry out refurbishment works to buildings within HMYOI Polmont. The main challenge was to carry out construction works within a live prison environment.
All personnel accessing the site had to have Disclosure Scotland certification and deliveries had to be carefully co-ordinated. The contract was design and build; therefore thought had to be given to the design versus the security implications.
The refurbishment works involved the strip out of part of the ground floor and all the first floor areas, including M&E services, ceilings, partitions, flooring etc. The area was then transformed to accommodate new learning and development areas including new toilets and bespoke tea prep facilities.
We installed teaching rooms with state of the art audio visual equipment, feature flooring, decoration and graphics. A full mechanical and electrical upgrade also took place, including better ventilation and cooling, LED lighting installation, power and data. In addition, external upgrades to the link walkway between the two buildings and the accommodation block took place. This involved replacing existing galvanised steel panels with colourful polycarbonate panels to provide light.