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Speakers at the cf forum 2019

“The Future of Whole Prison Construction”

Lynda Rawsthorne, Prison Infrastructure Director, Ministry of Justice.

The presentation will be looking at the future of whole prison builds, reflecting recent announcements from government. It will include understanding security, and reflecting that in design, together with wider modern methods of construction.

“Ready for the Gate programme”

Alistair Donaghey, Regional Head of Health, Safety and Environment – South London South East, Willmott Dixon Construction

Alistair’s presentation outlines how Willmott Dixon have worked with the staff and residents of HMP Elmley to establish and develop the ‘Ready for the Gate’ programme. He will explain how collaboration has been key between, Willmott Dixon, HMP Elmley and our supply chain partners to create the scheme and allow it to grow from strength to strength. The presentation will focus on the outcomes of the programme and the difference it is making to the residents; it will address behaviour change and adoption rate as well as the launch of the newly established sustainable drylining academy.

“The importance of sport and physical activity in prison settings: promoting health, education and desistance from crime”

Professor Rosie Meek, Professor of Psychology & Criminology, Royal Holloway University of London

In this presentation Professor Meek will outline the findings of her 2018 independent review of sport and physical activity in prisons (“A Sporting Chance”), which culminated in 12 recommendations which the Ministry of Justice and HMPPS are acting on in implementing youth and adult justice reforms. Here she drew attention to the positive role that sport and physical activity can play in reducing violence and preventing offending, as well as the psychological and physical health benefits of promoting physical activity for those who live and work in our prisons

“Creating a modern custody estate”

Simon Crosby, Director, Corstorphine & Wright Architects

As a nation we are becoming increasingly aware of mental health being as important as our physical health. High profile campaigns are helping further raise awareness and encourage people to talk about their mental health and with World Mental Health Day (10th October) only happening recently, our presentation will look at how the modern custody estate is designed with wellbeing in mind to transform the lives of those using and visiting the building.

“Delivering Social and Economic benefits when constructing a custodial facility”

Neil Caves OBE, Project Delivery Manager – MoJ Estates, Ministry of Justice

Government Construction and FM contracts, are now looking for other differentiators in the tenders as suppliers become closer on quality, price and delivery. Delivering social and economic benefits as part of the project work helps departments meet it commitment to government targets. This short presentation will give an insight into what can be achieved, some of the options for funding and how existing company policies can be used to the greater good.

“New Prison Project Stages”

Alfie Heyland, Operations Director, Mace

An exploration of New Prison project stages from Feasibility to Operation with an emphasis on supply chain engagement. The presentation will look at a typical project timeline, explain who is involved, key activities and governance at each stage. It will examine how the project objectives are established, re-validated as we work through the design, procurement construction and operational phases. At each stage we will look at the benefits of and engagement opportunities for the supply chain and how the contractual arrangements are structured.

“Energy Saving in Custodial Environments – Challenges, Opportunities and Delivery”

Stewart Grew, Energy Services Manager, Government Facility Services Ltd & Steve Tilling, National Sales Manager – Custodial, Designplan Lighting 

According to “The State of the Estate” report (2017/18), the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is the second largest government department in terms of size and estate running costs. With the Government committed to a 2050 net-zero carbon target, energy saving has become vitally important.

Steve Tilling from Designplan Lighting and Stewart Grew from Government Facility Services Ltd will discuss the ways energy can be saved.

Sustainable energy sources will be assessed and the main areas of energy use in prisons, including heating and lighting, will be discussed. The opportunities to save energy will be examined, both from a manufacturer’s and a facility manager’s perspective. The biggest challenges to saving energy will be analysed including the varied age and condition of the prison estate.  The session will conclude with a look at what the future holds for the delivery of the MoJ’s energy strategy.    

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