Nov 23 2018

HMP Glen Parva in Leicestershire is Demolished to Make Way for New £170m Development

HMP Glen Parva in Leicestershire was closed in June 2017, following an announcement at the end of 2016 that it would be replaced with a newly built category C adult prison.

The go-ahead for a £170m replacement of the 1970s-built former borstal was given by the Ministry of Justice and building works will begin later this year or in early 2019. The new jail will be one of five to be constructed around the country that have been announced by Justice Secretary Liz Truss as part of a £1.3 billion scheme to upgrade ageing prisons across England and Wales.

The new 1,600-inmate prison will be located on the site of the demolished former young offenders institution and is set to be open by 2022.

Our photographer captured the demolition of the former HPM Glen Parva prison in action.

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Glen Parva Demolition

Staff and prisoners from the former prison have been transferred to other prisons in the interim period.

Rory Stewart, Prisons Minister said “We remain committed to building up to 10,000 modern and decent prison places to replace old, expensive and unsuitable accommodation.

“As the chancellor set out in the budget on 30 October, we intend to build the first two prisons through public capital at Wellingborough, which is due to open in 2021, and Glen Parva, which we expect to open in 2022.”

HMP Glen Parva housed juvenile and young adult offenders. Situated in Glen Parva, the prison’s capacity was 808 inmates.

In February 2010 the prison's Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) described conditions there as "deplorable". 

An artist’s impression of how the new development will look can be seen below.

Glen Parva

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