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The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Oxford

Overview

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum was built to display artefacts from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. It finally found its home within the historic walled garden of the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock after years of fundraising by the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust.

The works included a new two storey concrete framed building consisting of concrete pad and strip foundations, single ply green roof, curtain walling, mechanical & electrical services, finishes and associated external works.

Although a wonderful location for the museum, the site presented challenges because of its location in a conservation area and access was severely limited due to being surrounded by the County Museum, which remained open throughout construction. The site was situated in what was the kitchen garden and is largely within residential and retail surroundings to the West of Woodstock's historic centre.

In September 2014, HRH Princess Anne officially opened the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

Client

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust


Architect

Oxford Architects Partnership


Value

£2.3M


Duration

50 weeks