11 September 2012   |   Announcements

Contractual Negotiations for Prison at Wiri Completed

Fletcher Building Ltd announced today that it had successfully completed contractual negotiations for the construction of a new prison at Wiri, South Auckland.

The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Fletcher Building Ltd, is part of the SecureFuture consortium which has achieved financial close for New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership project. The consortium has now entered into a contract with the Department of Corrections to design, build, own, maintain and operate the Wiri facility for 25 years.

Fletcher Construction is responsible for the design and construction component of the prison facility. Design and pre-construction planning has progressed throughout the preferred bidder stage; construction work will commence on site immediately, with a construction duration of approximately two and a half years.

The value of the design and construction contract is approximately $300 million, with completion due mid-2015.

SecureFuture is made up of Fletcher Construction, who will design and construct the prison; Serco, who will operate it; Spotless Facility Services, responsible for maintenance; along with equity participants John Laing, InfraRed and The Accident Compensation Corporation. The consortium is advised by Macquarie Capital.

For further information contact:

Investor enquiries:

Philip King
General Manager
Investor Relations
Phone: +64 9 525 9043
Mobile: +64 27 444 0203

Media enquiries:

Graham Darlow
Chief Executive
Construction Group
Phone: +64 9 525 4923
Mobile: + 64 21 491 810