HMP Berwyn, also known as Wrexham Prison or North Wales Prison is still being built and is due to partially open in 2017.
Address: Bridge Road, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham
POSTCODE: LL13 9QS
In September 2013 it was confirmed that Wrexham has ‘won’ the race to become the home to the £250m super prison development, housing over 2000 prisoners.
Wrexham’s prison is a a Category C training and resettlement prison, however will provide a category B remand function for local courts, with up to 200 such places.
Work on site is progressing well with the two houseblocks in construction ahead of schedule and the third houseblock pre-cast to commence end of Feb 2016. All pre-cast panels are expected to be manufactured by the end of March 2016 and the Mechanical / Electrical risers and equipment for all biuldings is arrive daily pre-assembled on frames ready to be lifted into position.
The support building, outside the fence at the front of the prison is now being fitted out with its heating and electrical provisions, internal walls have been erected and the work is advancing to plan. The entry building that includes the gate has now had the concrete panels mounted and internal framework is almost complete. The steelwork of the workshops in the centre of the prison is erected, as is the education building.
The prison remains on target to be completed in 2017 as planned.