Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Ideas invited to develop Isle of Man prison site

Prison cell
Image caption Victoria Road prison opened on 20 June 1891, replacing the 18th Century Castle Rushen jail

Ideas have been invited from the Isle of Man public about the future of the site of a former Victorian jail.

The prison was decommissioned in 2008 and inmates were transferred to a new £41.7m jail in Jurby.

Replacing the 18th Century Castle Rushen jail, the Victoria Road site in Douglas opened in 1891 and housed criminals for more than 100 years,

Despite calls for the building to be kept as a listed building the redbrick jailhouse was demolished in 2012.

Anyone interested in submitting ideas for the two-acre site is asked to contact the Manx government via the consultation website.


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