Holloway Prison

Hounslow N7
Mixed use development

Key Details

1 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0NU
Plans Submitted
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Holloway Prison redevelopment in Islington, London N7.

The 10-acre site will comprise 60% of genuinely affordable housing, green spaces, places to play, local shops on Parkhurst Road and Camden Road and a Women’s Centre.

- 60% affordable housing
- 40% for sale (1 to 4-bedroom homes)
- 42% social rent homes across the scheme (rent set at target rent)
- 60 social rent extra care homes with dedicated communal facilities and garden
- Women’s Building (landmark design, prominent location, flexibility of use)
- Sustainability – low energy solutions – we don’t chase the capital saving – we consider whole life costs, operating expenditure and resident bills
- Creation of public open green space – 1.4 acres (5725 sqm) public park.
- Exemplar landscaping, connectivity for the local area, publicly accessible play for all.
- Integrated play spaces
- Active frontage on Parkhurst / Camden Road


The Ministry of Justice closed Holloway Prison in 2016 and sold it to developer Peabody in March 2019.

Holloway prison was opened in 1852 as a mixed-gender facility before increasing demand for space resulted in it becoming the first female-only prison in the country in the early 1900s.

When the prison has constructed the area surrounding the site was still only partially developed. However, with the growth associated with industrialisation by the late 1800s the site was surrounded by new buildings – mainly long terraces of housing.

Whilst the original prison was an imposing Victorian structure (called the Castle) it was completely rebuilt between 1971 and 1985.

It was the first female prison in the country. The suffragettes were imprisoned on the site and the prison is symbolic in the history of women’s rights. It has been a site for political protest and campaigns focusing on legal, social and health rights of women over the last 100 years.

Expected final scheme exhibition – September 2020
Women’s building workshop – 3 December 2019

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Site & Location

The Holloway Prison site is approximately 4.05 hectares in size and fronts onto the busy arterial route of Parkhurst Road and Camden Road. The nearest underground station from the site is Caledonian Road Station on the Piccadilly Line, 10 minutes walk away.


Caledonian Road Underground StationPiccadilly
Hillmarton Road - 1 min. walking / 48 metres253, 29, N253, N279, N29


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Structural Engineer
Sustainability Consultant
Transport Consultant
Daylight and Sunlight Consultant
Access Consultant


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