HMP Shotts

HMP Shotts holds long-term adult male prisoners with High, Medium and Low supervision security classifications. SPS’s development plan for the establishment was to completely replace the existing facility in two phases. Holmes Miller provided Architectural and Lead Design services on both phases for framework contractor Carillion Building.

Phase 1 included a new houseblock for prisoners and a segregation unit. Phase 2 involved the redevelopment of the balance of a new establishment, including masterplanning the site to add a second houseblock and a regimes building which comprised a second Houseblock and single large Prisoner Facilities Building incorporating Education/Link Centre/ Multi-Faith/ Physical Recreation/ Laundry and Regimes (workshops).

Phase 1 was built by Carillion Building. Phase 2 was developed to Approval Gateway 2 Stage (RIBA Stage D) and the information prepared by Holmes Miller was used by the Scottish Prison Service as the basis of a Design & Build procurement route tender package procured under a GC/Works/1 contract.

This project builds on the work Holmes Miller have been undertaking with the SPS to combine facilities within a single building, using enhanced enclosed circulation routes where prisoners and staff can move around within a naturally lit and environmentally controlled central space.


Carillion Building


Shotts, North Lanarkshire






D&B - Framework