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12.02.14

Mitie wins £180m immigration contract

The Home Office has awarded a £180m contract for custodial management at Colnbrook and Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centres.

Mitie will bring together two previously separate centres and consolidate the operation of the two establishments, providing care for over 900 immigration detainees. The eight year contract will start in September and has a potential extension of three years.

The contract includes full centre management, including custody services, welfare, regime and recreational activity.

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, chief executive of Mitie, said: “We are delighted that the Home Office has awarded us this contract. We will be providing the best environment possible for the people in our care – putting decency, dignity, and safety at the heart of everything we do.

“This is strategically a very significant contract for Mitie, as we expand our presence in the market for custodial services. We look forward to further building on our partnership with the Home Office in the coming years.”

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