HMP & YOI Stirling


Metal Technology’s architectural glazing systems have been used in HMP & YOI Stirling, the new, £85.7m state-of-the-art facility for women in custody in Scotland

Designed by Holmes Miller Architects and built by Morrison Construction for the Scottish Prison Service, the building’s unique design is aimed at creating a calm, therapeutic environment for rehabilitation and wellbeing.

The 100-place establishment avoids the use of conventional, high-security custodial glazing solutions, instead opting for a more welcoming design, with visual connections to the surrounding landscape to create a sense of openness and positivity, without compromising on security and safety. There are three clear zones: a two-storey front-of-house which forms the public face of the new facility, a central hub, and residential accommodation arranged around a central garden space. Metal Technology Ltd’s System 17 curtain walling, System 4-35Hi+ windows and System 5-20DHi+ doors were utilised through approved fabricator Linn-Tech Scotland Ltd.

Metal Technology’s windows, doors and curtain walling were also specified for two recent, smaller Community Custody Units in Scotland which follow the same revolutionary approach to women’s custodial buildings: The Bella Centre, Dundee (Ogilvie Construction Ltd, Oberlanders Architects, MT Fabricator – Scottech Limited) and The Lilias Centre, Maryhill, Glasgow (Ogilvie Construction, BakerHicks Architects, MT Fabricator – Scottech).

We are proud to have been involved in this innovative suite of custodial buildings, which provide dedicated environments for the care of women and are designed with a clear focus on therapy, education and recovery, with practice, tools and services that are trauma informed.

HMP & YOI Stirling Click to view the project imagery
  • Client

    Scottish Prison Service

  • Architect

    Holmes Miller

  • Contractor

    Morrison Construction

  • Fabricator


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