Community Plan for Holloway is an independent community campaign working to ensure the Islington community is at the heart of the redevelopment of Holloway prison.

The campaign is coordinated by an interim steering group representing a variety of local community groups.

Holloway prison in Islington, North London closed in 2016. In March 2019 the Ministry of Justice sold the site to Peabody housing association.

The redevelopment of the site offers a once in a generation opportunity to create much needed genuinely affordable homes, facilities and services for the people of Islington.
We are working with local people and community groups to make sure the community is at the heart of the Peabody development.


As part of the plans to redevelop the Holloway Women’s Prison site a group of us aim to create a Cohousing Community of some thirty households. This would be a key part of the overall development of 1,100 homes and community facilities, including the Women’s Building. Cohousing can help to build a shared sense of community more widely – contributing to the development of sociability amongst the new tenants and leaseholders together, on this amazing site.

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Community Plan for Holloway is facilitated by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, an
independent, London-based charity. The initiative is funded by Trust for London, a charitable
funder working to reduce poverty and inequality in London.