Oxford Castle

Closed in 1996, Oxford Prison stands on the site of the former Norman castle to the south of the city centre.

Working in conjunction with Alan Baxter & Associates, ADP and Dixon Jones Architects, the practice acted as historic building and conservation consultants for the development of the 1.2 hectare site.

The success in turning the site, effectively inaccessible to the public for hundreds of years, into a major quarter, full of shops, bars and restaurants, has been recognized by many major regeneration awards.

Richard Griffiths Architects acted as executive architects for the repair of the Saxon St George’s Tower, and for the provision of a viewing platform on the roof, giving the best view of the domes, towers and spires of the Oxford skyline.


RIBA South Award
Civic Trust Award for Outstanding Centre Vision
Best Hotel & Leisure Project for 2007
RICS Project of the Year 2007