Peabody buys HMP Holloway Site

Peabody has acquired the site of HMP Holloway Prison and has announced its intention to build 1000 homes, of which 60 percent will be ‘genuinely affordable’. Their aim is to create ‘a high quality and inclusive new neighbourhood’ on the 10 acre site, which once housed the nation’s most infamous prison for women. The plans also include a Women’s Centre. The news has been welcomed by all the tireless campaigners who have fought for affordable housing and a Women’s Centre ever since Holloway closed in 2016, including the group Reclaim Holloway and Sisters Uncut. A new website will provide Peabody updates on the project. Read more here