Holloway Prison
Plans submitted

Plans submitted

08/11/2021 by Buildington
Peabody has submitted a planning application for a 60% affordable housing led scheme on the former Holloway Prison site.

The proposed plans see the historic site opened to the public for the first time and will deliver new homes (including 415 at social rent), a 1.4-acre public park, a 1,489 sqm Women's Building and new commercial spaces.

The development will offer over 2,000 cycle spaces and create new connections throughout the site, with parks, private gardens, and green roofs.

To meet local housing needs, most of the social homes will be two- and three-bedroom homes for families, and there will also be 60 Extra Care one-bedroom homes and a sensory garden.

Work on the site is expected to start at the end of 2022 and will create 51 apprenticeships, with an ambitious target of 30% of these for women. Before the buildings come down, a legacy project will identify which elements of the former prison can be kept and how the site's past can be honoured in future public spaces.

Isington Council ref. no. P2021/3273/FUL:
Phased comprehensive redevelopment including demolition of existing structures; site preparation and enabling works; and the construction of 985 residential homes including 60 extra care homes (Use Class C3), a Women’s Building (Use Class F.2) and flexible commercial floorspace (Use Class E) in buildings of up to 14 storeys in height; highways/access works; landscaping; pedestrian and cycle connections, publicly accessible park; car (blue badge) and cycle parking; and other associated works.

More details at Hollowayprisonconsultation.co.uk.
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