Oxford Castle Visitor Centre

Description – Oxford Castle and Prison is a Grade 1 Listed building in the heart of Oxford. The conversion to museum and additional visitors centre was multi phased over specific timescales.

BHA were involved in creating a new modern visitor centre to complement the existing buildings. Together with a team of contractors we created a new glazed structure between St Georges Tower and the prison wall. Within the new structure was a ticket office, shop and the entrance to the museum.

BHA also saw the conversion of Grade I Listed buildings to create a museum dedicated to the castle and prison. This side of the project saw extensive public realm works incorporating a scheduled ancient monument. A new heritage centre as part of the redevelopment of the historical castle in Oxford. These improvements created a multi-functional educational facility for both schools and adults.

BHA was involved from inception including assisting with the preparation of funding bids. We also dealt with a multiplicity of bodies including Heritage Lottery Fund, (Stage 2 bid), English Heritage, SEDA and other Trusts. We faced challenging budget constraints, but we satisfied the due diligence requirements of a multiplicity of funders.

AwardsMulti award winning scheme including RICS, RIBA and CivicTrust. British Homes Award, jury comments 2007.

Oxford Castle

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Project Data

Project Features:

  • Public building for exhibitions and immersive experience spaces.
  • Sensitive building (Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed).
  • Creation of new modern visitor centre.
  • Funding advice and strict budgetary constraints.
Chawton Hill Regulated by RICS

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London, EC2V 7AY

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