Held from 14-15 November at Whittlebury Park, Northampton, the Custodial Facilities Forum is a must-attend event for all those involved in the design and build, management and supply of delivering secure facilities, including prisons, detention centres, constabularies, courts, customs and immigration centres.

In the light of Boris Johnson’s recent government pledges to provide an additional £100M to boost security in our prisons and also promises to create 10,000 more prison places in our overly cramped ageing institutions, there are more opportunities to engage in this sector.

This is the only event of its kind for this sector and provides an invaluable opportunity to break down barriers, gain access to decision-makers and enable real business to be done between built environment professionals and suppliers.

The seminar theme this year is “Delivering secure facilities of the future” Custodial Facilities Forum - logo

With speakers including:

  • Lynda Rawsthorne, Prison Infrastructure Director, MoJ – “The future of whole prison construction”
  • Alastair Donaghey, Principal Health Safety and Environment Manager, Willmott Dixon – “Ready for the gate programme”
  • Prof Rosie Meeks, Prof of Psychology and Criminology, Royal Holloway University – “The importance of sport and physical activity in prison settings: promoting health, education and desistance from crime”
  • Neil Caves OBE, Ministry of Justice Estates, MoJ – “Delivering social and economic benefits when constructing a custodial facility”
  • Alfie Heyland, Operations Director, Mace
  • Simon Crosby, Director, Director, Corstorphine & Wright – Designing the modern custody estate with mental health in mind
  • Stewart Grew, Energy Services Manager, Government Facility Services Ltd and Steve Tilling, DesignPlan - Energy Saving in Custodial Environments – Challenges, Opportunities and Delivery


Quotes from past Custodial Facilities Forum attendees:

  • Invaluable in the ability to meet with suppliers/contractors to understand current markets. Thames Valley Police
  • Interesting approach to networking in a relaxed atmosphere and over well-prepared and informative speaker sessions. Well worth a visit. RWS
  • An extremely well organized and informative event where I met many new faces and gained numerous useful future contacts. Derbyshire Police

To book your place, see cf-forum.co.uk