Abingdon County Hall Museum

Ridge worked successfully with English Heritage, local authority planning & conservation officers, initially receiving Planning and Listed Building consent, followed by a successful Stage 2 HLF application and then a traditionally procured construction phase.

Ridge studied the building to assess the historic, evidential and aesthetic value of all the various elements and components layered over time. Various 1950’s additions were removed allowing the original timber frame to be exposed, while the basement was fully refurbished allowing visitors into previously unused spaces. Additional building facilities such as the new Café and Education space, have opened up previously redundant areas of the building.

The building works were completed within budget while ensuring an extremely high standard of construction and finish. The project won the Oxford Preservation Trust “Improvement, Conservation & Restoration” Award.


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£2.1 million

Project value  

Grade I


Oxford Preservation Trust