12th August 2008
Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) off-site construction specialists, has developed and launched their latest product, PremierCell, a 6-cell modular unit, capable of being configured into multi-storey prison house blocks.
PremierCell prison modules have been fully tested by the prison service’s National Tactical Response Group (NTRG) at Premier Interlink’s manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire. They measured how well the interior finishes of a prison cell stood up to wear and tear. The PremierCell was subjected to prolonged attacks using various methods from simple hand tools to axes and sledgehammers. The NTRG then tested the fire resistance of various elements of the construction. Throughout the tests the PremierCell remained secure and suffered only minor cosmetic damage to both strength and fire resistance testing.
Each 6-cell prison module has steel reinforced walls, floors and ceilings and each 7.2m2 prison cell is designed for single occupancy, with it