Reimagining the Holloway Prison Site event

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UCL Project Presentation & Exhibition

Friday 31 May from 5pm to 7:30pm

Islington Town Hall Rooms 5 & 6

 You are warmly invited to an interactive discussion and an opportunity to leave your feedback on proposals for the future of Holloway Prison site.

In light of the local community campaign, the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London (UCL), adopted the Holloway Prison site in one of their Masters modules last year. The result is a set of detailed urban design proposals reimagining the Holloway Prison site after development, and following Islington Council’s SPD, prepared by over 70 postgraduate students.

Please join us to review and discuss the projects at Islington Town Hall, rooms 5 & 6 on Friday 31 May from 5pm to 7.30pm. The students will present their projects, followed by commentary and discussions with academics from UCL, members of the local community and Islington Planning and Housing Departments. Audience members will be provided with comment sheets to fill out during the discussion and hand in at the end. The event will form part of a consultation by the Community Plan for Holloway’s Architects and Planners Group, as well as providing feedback for the students’ projects.


  • Dr Juliana Martins (Lecturer, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL)
  • Omar Sherif (Architects and Planners Group, Community Plan for Holloway and Visiting tutor The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL)
  • Councillor Diarmaid Ward (Executive Member for Housing and Development at Islington Council)
  • Sakiba Gurda (Head of Planning Policy at Islington Council)


  • Introduction (Omar Sherif)
  • Presentation of the academic module and the project (Juliana Martins)
  • Projects presentations (UCL Students)
  • Commentary (Diarmaid Ward and Sakiba Gurda, Architects and Planners Group)
  • Audience Discussion
  • Closing Remarks
  • Drinks

The projects will be exhibited before and after the event for visitors who would like to discuss ideas with the students and provide direct feedback.