Negotiating a negative past in the reuse of historic prisons

GIBBESON, Carolyn and GILL, Sarah (2022). Negotiating a negative past in the reuse of historic prisons. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 15 (4), 394-405.

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This paper investigates the reuse of historic former prisons and the effect of their past connotations on that redevelopment and adaptation. It examines, through stakeholder interviews at two former UK prison sites, Northallerton and Oxford, how their history is incorporated into the redevelopment. It explores how the different stakeholders of each site perceived the sites and the effect these perceptions had on their redevelopment. The research explored what happens when a historic site being redeveloped is one with a negative past and how this affects its adaptation and reuse. The paper examines how the history of these two prison sites was employed, treated and dealt with by the different stakeholders working in the redevelopment and successor uses. This approach considers the role of practitioners involved in negatively perceived heritage sites and what this means for heritage redevelopment more widely.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Page Range: 394-405
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 14:30
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 10:15

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