Jul 2016

Planning success for former prison

Portsmouth City Council has given Planning and Listed Building Consent for the repair and redevelopment of the former HMP Kingston in Portsmouth.

FCBStudios will now commence the post-planning stages for the 230-unit residential scheme – a combination of re-modelled existing prison cell wings, chapel and infirmary, and new-build apartment buildings, including a landscape masterplan by Grant Associates. The proposals also include the retention of the listed walls and gatehouse, which will feature a café. 

We are also working with City & Country on the redevelopment of the former HMP Gloucester, one of four prison sites acquired from the Ministry of Justice in 2014, following the Government’s Spending Review and closure of a number of Victorian prison buildings.

The first phase will involve the redevelopment of the key existing grade-II listed buildings, with an expected start on site date early in the new year.

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Planning success for former prison