In brief: Prison success for McKenna & Co

McKenna & Co is celebrating its client's success in its bid to win the first government contract for the private sector to build and run a prison. Brigend Custodial Services won the contract to build the south Wales prison in Brigend which will house 800 prisoners after 12 months of negotiation with the Government. The McKennas team was led by partner Richard Price who said the contract had overcome the difficulties “of achieving a satisfactory return for the consortium and their financial backers”.