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12May94 UK: MERSEYSIDE PRISON GETS THE ALL-CLEAR.

The Government has given the all-clear for a prison to be built at Fazakerley on Merseyside, creating more than 230 construction jobs.The private sector will soon be invited to submit proposals for the design, construction, management and funding in line with government policy to contract out new prisons to private firms.A competition will then be held to pick the best proposal, with building work starting in 1995/96 and the prison opening in 1997/98.The Category B maximum two-storey prison will be built on 32.7 ha of former Mersey Regional Health Authority land. It will accommodate around 600 inmates. CONSTRUCTION NEWS