Hoarding panels are being put up round the front of Old Abbey House.
Before being left empty in 2014 it was the home of Abingdon Town Council and the Citizens Advise Bureau. The Ede Group from Witney were the winning bidders for the property, purchased from Vale of White Horse District Council, and plan to turn it into a 20-bedroom hotel. Some work is needed to secure parts of the roof to keep the building from further damage. In their press release in February Ede Group said they look forward to ‘working with the planners to come up with an appropriate hotel scheme, whilst also restoring the building to its former glory.’