The old gaol, Abingdon

We instigated and assembled a developer-led team to submit this bid to become the Vale of White Horse District Council’s partner in redeveloping Abingdon’s riverside Old Gaol site.

We proposed a destination hotel offering accommodation ranging from single rooms to limited stay self-catering apartments, and included a restaurant, museum and bar, a wine bar and brasserie, and a health club, focusing on riverside gardens events.

Our concept was to create a new destination and new vibrancy in what was a forgotten part of the town centre, that respected the original fabric of the historic Gaol and Police station buildings, and that enhanced the site’s setting when viewed from the river approaches, the town centre approach corridors.

Leisure, Retail