Site visit to new prison development, HMP Millsike

26 April 2023 , HMP Millsike, York
HMP Millsike │ Ministry of Justice

This visit is now fully booked. Please contact Susan Richards to be added to the wait list.

Join us for a visit to the construction site of Britain’s newest ‘smart’ prison, HMP Millsike, designed to house over 1,400 inmates which is being built by Kier opposite the existing HMP Full Sutton.


The Ministry of Justice is benefitting from improvements implemented by the construction partners in the New Prisons Programme with HMP Millsike, the third establishment, now being built beside HMP Full Sutton in East Yorkshire.

Building work started last Autumn on the cutting-edge jail which will open in 2025. Designed with security and rehabilitation in mind, the new Category C prison will be equipped with the latest smart technology.

It will also be the first new prison to operate as zero-carbon in the future, with an all-electric design, solar panels, heat pumps and more efficient lighting systems to reduce energy demand significantly.

One of the initiatives Kier is undertaking is the tagging and tracking of pre-cast components, to reduce carbon emissions, improve quality, and simplify valuations. This has the potential to deliver benefits across the entire construction sector and it is one of topics Kier will speak about when Buildoffsite visits the construction site in April.

If your company is seeking to find every means possible to reduce its carbon footprint this is an ideal opportunity to learn about how a Tier One contractor is tackling the Net Zero challenge. Every little counts!

Limited places available, so please register as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss this fascinating learning opportunity.

This visit is part of a rolling programme of Buildoffsite and CIRIA events, webinars and publications focussed on net zero carbon for different construction methods and materials.

Why attend

  • Go behind the scenes of the construction of a pre-manufactured concrete structure in progress.
  • Hear how the site team is applying the lessons learned from a recently completed similar project to manage pre-cast and MEP modules from design to installation.

Who should attend

  • Buildoffsite members seeking to become part of the supply chain for the Ministry of Justice new prisons programme.
  • Places are limited – please register online by 10:00 on 12 April 2023.


10:00 Welcome, introduction and refreshments

10:30 Construction site visit of HMP Millsike led by Kier

12:00 Networking lunch

13:00 Main contractor and supply chain presentations
Managing pre-cast, MEP modules and digital
Kier, PCE and Crown House

14:25 Closing remarks

Additional Information

This member-exclusive event is free to attend for all Buildoffsite members. For logistical reasons the numbers are restricted to eight members (one per company).
Places will be allocated to social infrastructure hub members first, and remaining places on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please register online by 10:00 on 12 April 2023.
If you are experiencing issues registering online or after registration has closed, please contact us on 07933 181 765 or email our Customer Services team.

Important information
No photography or filming allowed during the site visit.
PPE and dietary requirements will be requested in advance.
Joining instructions will be sent ten days and one day before the event.

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