12 Sep 2012

Prison deal boosts Fletcher share price

1:59 pm on 12 September 2012

Prices paid for shares in Fletcher Building have risen 1% after the successful completion of contract talks to build a new $300 million prison at Wiri, South Auckland.

One of its units, Fletcher Construction, will design and build the prison, which should be completed by 2015, under a public-private partnership contract.

Fletcher is part of the SecureFuture consortium, which has agreed a contract with the Department of Corrections to design, build, own, maintain and operate the facility for 25 years.

Fletcher's stock rose 7 cents to $6.62 per share on Tuesday.

Serco will operate the prison and Spotless Facility Services will be responsible for maintenance.

The Accident Compensation Corporation is one of the funders.