HMYOI Polmont

HMYOI Polmont is the largest centre holding male young offenders in Scotland. The prison has a design capacity of 623. The Scottish Prison Service’s development plan for the establishment has been implemented in four phases. Holmes Miller has provided Architectural and Lead Design services on Phase 2 for Skanska and Phases 3 and 4 for Carillion.

Phase 2, completed in December 2006, comprises the provision of a new Houseblock, Segregation Block and Regimes/Education/Laundry building. Phase 3 and 4, completed in December 2009, comprises the provision of a new Gatehouse/Administration/Visits/Staff Facilities/Estates building, Physical Recreation/Health Centre/Multi-Faith Centre building and Kitchen/Reception/Energy Centre building. Over Phases 2, 3 and 4 Holmes Miller involvement has encompassed the entire range of accommodation required in a modern custodial establishment.

The HMYOI Polmont establishment remained fully operational and at optimum capacity throughout the works.

Holmes Miller worked in tandem with Skanska to lead the key stakeholders through the brief development and concept design stages of each phase. In each case this ensured that all stakeholders could see their input and involvement enshrined in the final scheme and that the best value solution was delivered.


Skanska / Carillion Building




December 2009