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Thumbs up for Lend Lease's super prison

5 Nov 14 Lend Lease has been cleared to start construction work on a £212m super prison in North Wales after Wrexham Council gave its final approval to the project.

It is the first prison in North Wales and will house 2,000 inmates. It is being built on the former Firestone factory site in Wrexham.

Prisons minister Andrew Selous added: “Preparatory work has already started on site ahead of schedule and main construction will begin shortly.

Wales Office minister Alun Cairns said: “North Wales has long needed its own prison and this final approval is very welcome. This development, through its construction, running and maintenance, will bring a huge number of jobs to Wrexham and the surrounding region and give a great economic boost to north Wales’ economy.”

 “We remain in no doubt that the prison will be a huge benefit to the region. Once operational it is estimated that the prison will create about 1,000 jobs and boost the local economy by about £23m per year.”

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