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The SOFO Building at the Oxfordshire Museum

The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) Trust sought a new museum for the archives and collections of the nation’s regiments. A site was found within the walls of the County Museum at Woodstock. However, although well located, the site presented challenges because it is in a conservation area and access is severely limited due to being surrounded by the County Museum, which had to remain open throughout construction.

A local team of consultants had been responsible for the initial design and management of the two-storey, sustainable museum. But following slippages in the programme and the client raising concerns regarding the budget, Ridge was drafted in to project manage the scheme.

Our experts conducted a detailed review and established that due to cost-overruns a fresh approach to procurement was needed along with a complete redesign of the building. Ridge then oversaw the development of the new design and led further value-engineering. As a result, the building was brought back within the client’s budget while still meeting SOFO’s aspirations for a sustainable, functional and flexible museum.

Ridge was mindful throughout the design process that the client’s primary focus was cost certainty. Our skilled cost management professionals therefore carried out reviews of the information produced by the design team at every stage in order to eliminate any uncertainties and ensure that there was a high level of co-ordination in the area of costs and awareness of budgetary issues.

Joining a design team midway through the design process and making significant changes could be seen as a major challenge, however by encouraging a collaborative and open approach Ridge turned the SOFO Museum project around successfully.

 

The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

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The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

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The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

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The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

The SOFO Building At The Oxfordshire Museum - Projects - Ridge & Partners- LLP

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