Matthew Richards at the prison site
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First look at Wrexham super-prison site

The new "super-prison" being built in Wrexham will bring £23m a year into the local economy and 1,000 jobs.

The Ministry of Justice and the Wales Office said a total of £30m will also be spent on local businesses during the construction of the prison.

The Work started on the £250m prison in September last year and is due for completion in 2017.

It will hold 2,000 inmates, making it the largest prison in the UK.

It is being built on the site of the former Firestone tyre factory on Wrexham industrial estate.

BBC Wales' Matthew Richards takes a first look at the site.

  • 30 Jan 2015
  • From the section Wales