Binns shoots at more jobs like £250m Wrexham super prison

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The new £250m super-prison at Wrexham indicates the work two newly-allied high-security fencing experts will be targeting today.

Binns Fencing and Zaun Limited, which today became sister companies in the Zaun group, are working together on the new Category C closed prison with a small remand function that will open in 2017 and hold 2,106 adult male offenders. For “those who cannot be trusted in open conditions but who do not have the resources and the will to make a determined escape attempt”.

Zaun stand M50 CTX 2015 press pack - 2014111103 Wrexham FINALBinns won the order to supply and install almost 2km of prison-standard secure perimeter fencing on the former Firestone site on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

Binns has just finished installing the first phase of the 5.2m high perimeter made up of 750 Zaun’s HiSec security fencing panels with the popular 358 welded mesh configuration.

Construction work is set to be stepped up since the Ministry of Justice officially signed the £156.9 million contract with the main contractor Lend Lease, following months of preparatory work that has included levelling the site, erecting the secure perimeter fence and digging foundations for the first house block.

Binns MD Adam Binns said: ‘Wrexham is typical of the trend among our clients wanting us to take full responsibility for fencing, from design, through manufacture and supply to installation. Now, as part of the Zaun group, we can target this type of work confident in the knowledge we have control right through the project.’

The £212m construction will provide good quality prison accommodation that reduces the cost per prisoner place. Once operational, it will further boost the regional economy by around £23 million a year and create up to 1,000 jobs.

Two months ago, Prisons Minister Andrew Selous announced the Government would adopt a new public, voluntary and private sector collaboration to run the prison. As a result, her Majesty’s Prison Service will take overall ownership and outsource 34% of service provision – including a large industrial workshop complex.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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