Decision details

Decision details

Award of Contract for the Museum of Oxford Exhibition Fit Out

Decision Maker: Head of Community Services

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The decision will deliver the refurbishment and alteration of the redundant Oxford Museum space within the Town Hall. The project aims to create a new ‘cultural hub’ with active learning and community participation at its core. In addition to new gallery displays on the ground floor, there will be a Museum Makers Workshop and New Learning Space in the basement of the building (directly below the galleries).


The decision is to appoint Workhaus Projects Ltd to provide specialist skills and expertise to complete the Museum of Oxford Fit Out at a cost of £550,481.58.

Reasons for the decision:

The decision was made to support the recommendation to award a contract to Workhaus Projects Ltd following a compliant open tender process.

Alternative options considered:

Workhaus Projects Ltd selected as a result of an open tender process with 6 bidders.

Signed off by senior officers:

Ian Brooke, Head of Community Services

Decision taken in consultation with the Head of Financial Services and the Head of Law and Governance.

Publication date: 27/10/2020

Date of decision: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 30/10/2020