Holloway prison in Islington, North London closed in 2016. The government is planning to sell the land to fund the building of new prisons outside London.
There is a risk that this large site will be snapped up by a private developer to build unaffordable luxury flats.
This doesn’t have to be the case.
The closure of Holloway prison offers a once in a generation opportunity to create much needed facilities, homes and services for the people of Islington.
We are working with local people and community groups to put forward a positive vision for the site.