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29 Aug 2013

ADP Projects Open Their Doors

Two ADP projects are allowing visitors to get up close and personal this September. 

As part of Oxford Open Doors 2013 on 14th and 15th September 2013, a series of events are planned at Oxford Castle, including talks on the architecture, archaeology, and the history of the site. Visitors will also have free access to the castle mound, punishment cells and Norman crypt.

ADP was one of the team responsible for the conversion of the listed former Oxford Prison buildings that make up the castle quarter to form the 86 bedroom Malmaison hotel, which visitors will be able to take a tour around, as well as the Heritage Centre, restaurants and shops. ADP’s design for the scheme included a variety of apartments above retail units in a vibrant mixed use environment. 

Oxford Preservation Trust established Oxford Open Doors in 2008 as an annual weekend for local people to discover more about their world famous city. The event is in support of national Heritage Open Days and Oxford Open Doors, now in its fifth year, has been named the most successful event in the country with 2011 seeing 60,000 visits to 185 different venues and events.

The Photographers’ Gallery in Soho is also throwing open its doors, with a range of tours and workshops taking place as part of Open House London 2013 on 21st and 22nd September 2013.

ADP was appointed as architect for the detailed design and construction phase of the extensive refurbishment and extension of the gallery.

Open House London celebrates all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Every September, it gives a unique opportunity to get out and under the skin of London’s amazing architecture, with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors to everyone – all for free.