Unlock Pentonville Prison, unlock a better Islington.
For this year’s London Festival of Architecture, SWA is unearthing memories of Pentonville Prison to imagine a radically different future for the site. HM Prison Service are undertaking a wholesale sell-off of inner city jails for redevelopment. Nearby Holloway Prison has gone; many believe that iconic Pentonville will be next.
Through a provocative exhibition and a weekend of public debates and workshops, we will lead the Caledonian Road community in asking ‘what next?’ for the troubled prison’s landmark listed structures.
Watch this space: Pentonville’s future begins to be unlocked 16-18th June 2017.