HMP Oxford now malmaison hotel

Jack Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford City Council

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Dear Oxford City Council,

Requesting the floor plans , internal & external for the HMP Oxford, oxford castle prison before it was renovated into a hotel, the ITV Bad Girls also used the site.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Thomas

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Thomas,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9294
 
Thank you for your email below.  Your request was received on 6th July
2020 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt)
in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being
exempt or containing reference to a third party.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address]
| T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
 
 

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Thomas,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9294
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 6^th July 2020 as follows:
 
The Oxford Prison was not a site owned by the City Council and so we would
not have had floor plans internal & external of the prison before
renovation.  The building was owned by the County Council and they would
be more likely to hold this information.
 
The only plans we would have had for the existing would have been those
that were submitted with the application which sought to renovate the site
to a hotel and the other multi-functional buildings, however, we are not
required to hold existing plans as part of the planning register.  As this
is a historical file we would need to go and look for the files in the
Town Hall Basement.  As the Town Hall is closed with no access for staff,
we cannot get there to check if we do hold the information
 
Therefore, I recommend you re-direct your enquiry to Oxfordshire County
Council who previously owned the building, via the following link, as I
believe they will be better placed to answer your request.
 
[1]https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/conte... by
email: [2][email address]
 
or by post: Freedom of Information Team, County Hall,Oxford.OX1 1ND
 
If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [3][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer,
Oxford City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS. 
After the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you
may ask the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may
do this by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email:
[4][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
 
 
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