Thanks to everyone who came to the Community and Architects Day at the Williamson Street Community Centre last Saturday. We had a brilliant turnout from the local community who spent the day in conversation and planning with Andy and Steve from Manalo and White architects. The day started with an open-ended discussion about what people… Continue reading Community and Architects Day
Contrary to what prisons minister Rory Stewart told the House of Commons Justice Committee last week, a buyer for the Holloway prison site will be announced this summer. Stewart had told MPs that a bidder would be in place by the end of the year, but the Ministry of Justice has now said an announcement… Continue reading Government confused about when it will announce bidder
At a Justice Committee meeting yesterday, Rory Stewart announced that a bidder will be in place for the Holloway site by the end of the year. Stewart said that the prison population was likely to increase and the Holloway site sale would provide funding for new prisons to cater to that demand. Deputy Director at… Continue reading Bidder in place by end of year
Islington Councillor Diarmaid Ward has warned that any potential buyer of the Holloway Prison site should not try to overbid for the land in the hope that they can negotiate down the amount of affordable housing they provide on it later on. Ward's comments came in an article written for the Centre for Crime and… Continue reading Developer must meet affordable housing requirements
Thanks to all who came to the Saturday's campaign planning meeting at the Hilldrop Community Centre. It was great to see so many people discussing, debating and contributing their ideas about how to carry the Community Plan forward. We captured your thoughts and ideas for the future of the site and you can read them… Continue reading Thanks for Saturday’s Planning Day!
Local Islington papers have been continuing to update the community on the progress of our plan, particularly in the run up to the local elections. The site has been discussed at both recent hustings. Housing remains a clear concern, in terms of quality, quantity and true affordability across the borough. The latest from The Tribune… Continue reading Community Plan in the news
After holding the 2 March meeting, Community Plan for Holloway incorporated the overwhelming responses and feedback as to what you want to see on the Holloway site. You can find this here. The next meeting will be on the morning of 19 May at Hilldrop Community Centre, N7 0JE. Look forward to seeing you all there!
With local elections to be held on 3 May across Islington's 16 wards and housing remaining a key issue in the borough, we took a look at manifesto pledges on the issue. Here are the key positions and pledges. Conservatives Building Build more homes by encouraging the development of four zones of taller, denser housing… Continue reading Key promises on housing: Islington local elections 2018
According to Reclaim Holloway, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is not being honest about the use of the Visitor Centre at the now closed Holloway Prison. The campaign to put the Visitor Centre to good use is supported by local MP Jeremy Corbyn, who recently told a community meeting, 'I have had a reply from… Continue reading MoJ confirm Holloway Prison Visitor Centre remains empty
We are very pleased to announce that Manalo & White Architects are on board with Community Plan for Holloway. This is a result of our cross-community efforts to ensure that the site's legacy is used for social good and a community purpose. It is an achievement to attract the interest of architects who are willing to give… Continue reading Community Plan for Holloway welcomes Manalo & White Architects