Abingdon County Hall Museum – Structural EngineeringAbingdon
The refurbishment works to this beautiful Grade I Listed building provided new external access to an extended basement below the refurbished galleries and office spaces.
Abingdon County Hall has dominated the Market Place, in the heart of Abingdon, since the late 17th century. Constructed between 1678 and 1682, the old town hall originally accommodated the Assizes Court as well as providing a covered space at ground floor for a town market and warehousing space in the cellar. The building became a museum in 1919 when the Corporation received the donation of a collection from three local residents.
The design aimed to improve building access and refurbish the building fabric to address water ingress issues and poor internal comfort levels while allowing the building to tell story of Abingdon.
Ridge Engineers surveyed the building and carried out an assessment of the existing structural fabric to produce specifications for repair and alteration. Historic England were engaged regularly as the design proposals developed before a Listed Building application submission.
Constructed between 1678 and 1682
Historic England were engaged regularly as the design proposals developed