After local consultation, public meetings and activism it was established that there is a strong desire for a Women’s Building to be built on the site of the former women’s prison, as a positive legacy. Islington Council have included this in their planning regulation and the developer, Peabody, have committed to build it. However the details of what it will actually be and how it will function are still to be decided.
CPFH’s Women’s Building working group includes a broad range of local residents and women’s support services, who have been discussing what is needed. This is the vision document drawn up by the group, laying out what they want from the Women’s Building. It is in ongoing development and we would welcome your thoughts. We hope this informs your ideas about the possibilities for what the Women’s Building could be…..