Tutor Perini wins $2.95 billion deal with New York City to build Brooklyn jail

A Tutor Perini worker in branded workwear with his back to the camera on a construction site Image: Tutor Perini

US-based contractor Tutor Perini has won a $2.95 billion contract to design and build a new jail in Brooklyn under the New York City borough jails system.

Tutor Perini will design and build the facility for the city’s Department of Design and Construction.

The Brooklyn jail is one of four proposed borough jails to replace the aging Rikers Island detention centre.

The other three smaller jails are proposed to be built in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

Tutor Perini is expecting to receive a Notice to Proceed on the project in June 2023, at which point design work will commence.

The contract value will be included in the company’s second-quarter backlog.

Ronald Tutor, Tutor Perini’s chairman and chief executive said, “We are pleased to be selected and awarded this major design-build contract by the New York City DDC and look forward to partnering with them to deliver a new state-of-the-art facility that will enable DDC’s historic plan to close Rikers Island and replace it with a smaller network of safer modern jails.”


Receive the information you need when you need it through our world-leading magazines, newsletters and daily briefings.

Sign up

Andy Brown Editor, Editorial, UK - Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786224 E-mail: [email protected]
Neil Gerrard Senior Editor, Editorial, UK - Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 7355 092 771 E-mail: [email protected]
Catrin Jones Deputy Editor, Editorial, UK – Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 791 2298 133 E-mail: [email protected]
Eleanor Shefford Brand Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 236 E-mail: [email protected]