Welcome to OxPropFest

Bicester Motion

Wednesday 14 September

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Celebrating the value of property across Oxfordshire

EXPO

Using the unique backdrop of Bicester Heritage, exhibitors can showcase their services and products in an environment guaranteed to generate opportunities.

FULL PROGRAMME

WALKS

See Oxfordshire at street level and view the changing architectural vernacular as it strives to become one of the most innovative and progressive county in northern Europe.

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TALKS

Listen to the people making the decisions on the future of Oxfordshire and be challenged by speakers who are responsible for the issues driving this great county as it evolves and changes. 

FULL PROGRAMME

AWARDS

Bicester Motion will be the venue for OxPropFest where we will host a day of activities celebrating Oxfordshire property including Walks, Talk, Expo and Awards.

FULL PROGRAMME

OxPropFest Partners 2022

OxProp Fest (14th September) will be held at Bicester Motion again and include Walks, Talks, Expo and Awards.

If you’d like to become one in 2022 please contact us 0203 478 7340 or  info@ukpropertyforums.com

OXFORDSHIRE PARTNERS 2022

EVENT PARTNERS 2022

VENUE

Photos are from Bicester Motion

EXPO

Using the backdrop of the Hangar 113 at Bicester Motion, exhibitors will be able to showcase their services and products to the 250+ visitors from across the region.

EXPO SPACE
Why not take a stand and promote your services? Plenty of scope to increase and upscale involvement with your team.

3m by 3m shell stand including carpet and signage will cost £750+VAT. 

2m by 2m space for stand and presentation material. Cost £250+VAT.

WALKS

WALKS (Sponsored by Bicester Motion)

13.00 – 13.30

Trip around Bicester Motion site to see the whole site including the proposed area for the hotel and conference building. This will be hosted by Bicester Motion and all attendees will be travelling in the back of four tonne lorry, (First come served on this one!)

 

TALKS

Introduction
The Talks in 2022 have been refreshed and re-imagined. Building on the successful format from 2021, the sessions have been designed with a particular focus on how the rapidly expanding Life Science and Science and Technology sectors are driving the property market in Oxfordshire. We will also be including a new feature: our ‘Fringe Talks’ will present exclusive progress reports on live projects happening in Oxfordshire.

The Marquee Talks (programme sponsored by the ARC Group)
OxPropFest has always sought to be at the cutting edge of the discussion and debate amongst the Oxfordshire real estate, property, planning, architectural and construction community. This year is no different – we have designed four excellent Talks to capture the mood of the county and which will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from many of the key decision makers operating in this sector.

The Fringe Talks (programme sponsored by TBC)
New for 2022, these Talks will be held live in Hangar 113 during the day and will focus on the major projects which are under construction and being delivered across Oxfordshire. For many years Oxfordshire has talked a good game but been slow on the actual delivery of projects. Now the county can boast several £M/M projects which have received planning permission and are now emerging from the ground. The Fringe Talks will review some of these projects with the client and project teams, asking the big questions about the project.

ALL TALKS ARE SUBJECT TO DEMAND AND TIMINGS MAY CHANGE.

 

9am - 9.25am : WELCOME AND KEYNOTE

Matthew Battle, Managing Director, UK Property Forums
Dan Geoghehan, CEO, Bicester Motion
Liz Leffman, Leader, Oxfordshire County Council (Invited)

09:30 - 10:20 : TALK ONE - The Boston Experience (in the Marquee)

The Boston Experience: How the USA is shaping and defining our approach towards the current growth of the Life Science and Tech markets in the UK?

Chair
Charlie Rowton-Lee, Partner, Commercial Agency Savills Oxford

Panel
Representative from the Savills USA markets (Invited)
Stuart Grant, CEO, ARC Group (Invited)

10:30 - 11:15 : FRINGE ONE - Life Mind Building, Oxford (in the Open Hangar 113)

Life Mind Building, Oxford

Exclusive opportunity to get an update from the project team responsible for delivering this £200m project in Oxford. Team representatives come from the University of Oxford (Chris Kennard, Emeritus Professor and Senior Responsible Officer), Architect NBBJ (Ingo Braun, Design Director) and Main Contractor Wates (Jeremy Wagge, Design Director)

Ref: https://lifeandmind.web.ox.ac.uk/

11:30 - 12.20 : TALK TWO - Clusters, collaboration and innovation (in the Marquee)

Clusters, collaboration and innovation: Creating successful eco-systems in Oxfordshire?

Chair
Sarah Haywood, Managing Director Advanced Oxfordshire

Panel
Philip Campbell, Commercial Director, Milton Park
Charles Walford, Director, Stanhope 
Angus Bates, Director, Hills Street Properties Oxford Technology Park 
Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive Officer, OxLEP

12:30 - 13:15 : FRINGE TWO (in the Open Hangar)

Exclusive and new for the 2022 agenda. Project review of the major schemes happening in Oxfordshire such as Begbroke, Life & Mind Building, Oxford North or maybe one of the business parks in and around the City of Oxford.

TBC

12pm - 2pm : LUNCH

Opportunity to see the Expo area and network with fellow delegates in Hangar 113.

13:30 - 14:20 : TALK THREE - Invest Prop Fest (in the Marquee)

Invest Prop Fest: Why is the Oxfordshire market attracting so much interest from the property investment and real estate market? Which sectors are ‘hot’ and will it all continue or is it a bubble waiting to burst? 

Chair
Rob Allaway, Managing Director, Dev Comms

Panel + Speakers
Adam Workman, Head of Investment, Oxford University Innovation
Pete Wilder, Property Director, Oxford Sciences Enterprises
Peter Angelopoulos, Director – Investments, Cadillac Fairview
Anna Strongman, CEO, Oxford University Developments (OUD)

14:30 - 15:15 : FRINGE THREE - 40D Construction (in the Open Hangar)

40Degree Construction – Building in Sustainability 

Examples of completed projects in Oxfordshire which respond to the challenges caused by climate change and the need to adopt a more sustainable approach to the design and construction process.

Panel + Speakers

Jayne Manley, Chief Executive, The Earth Trust will talk about the Earth Lab
Ian Pritchett, Managing Director, Greencore Construction
Lewis Knight, Head of Sustainable Places, Bioregional

15.30 - 16.30 : TALK Four - Build and they will come (in the Marquee)

Subject: To be confirmed

TBC, Bidwells

Speakers

TBC

16:30 - 17:00 : FRINGE FOUR (in the Open Hangar)

Exclusive and new for the 2022 agenda. Project review of the major schemes happening in Oxfordshire such as Begbroke, Life & Mind Building, Oxford North or maybe one of the business parks in and around the City of Oxford.

2022 OxPropFest Speakers

Rob Allaway

Rob Allaway

DevComms

Matthew Battle

Matthew Battle

UK Property Forums

Sarah-Jane Curtis

Sarah-Jane Curtis

Bicester Motion

Sarah Haywood

Sarah Haywood

Advanced Oxford

Charles Rowton-Lee

Charles Rowton-Lee

Savills

Greg Searle MBE

Greg Searle MBE

Olympic Gold Medalist

Richard Todd

Richard Todd

Bidwells

Charles Walford

Charles Walford

Stanhope

OxPropFest Partners 2022

To be held on 14th September at Bicester Motion in Hangar 113 and will follow the Walks, Talks, Expo and Awards format from 2021. 

If you’d like to become one in 2022 please contact us 0203 478 7340 or  info@ukpropertyforums.com

AWARD PARTNERS

VENUE PARTNER

RECEPTION PARTNER

MUSIC PARTNER

BEER PARTNER

HOTEL PARTNER

FORMAL WEAR PARTNER

CATERING PARTNER

CHARITY PARTNER

OxPropFest Judges 2022

Jonty Ashworth

Jonty Ashworth

Bicester Heritage

Kathryn Gundry

Kathryn Gundry

West Waddy Archadia

Jayne Norris

Jayne Norris

Edgars

Matthew Battle

Matthew Battle

UK Property Forums

Sarah Haywood

Sarah Haywood

Advanced Oxford

Hannah Smart

Hannah Smart

edge Urban Design

Hugh Blaza

Hugh Blaza

UK Property Forums

Dr Caroline Livingstone

Dr Caroline Livingstone

Culham Science Centre

Nigel Tipple

Nigel Tipple

OxLEP

James Dipple

James Dipple

MEPC

Jayne Manley

Jayne Manley

Earth Trust

Richard Todd

Richard Todd

Bidwells

OXPROPFEST AWARDS PROGRAMME

  • Tuesday, 8th February: Oxford Social and launch of OxPropSummit
  • Thursday 23rd March: Awards programme officially opened at OxPropSummit 
  • Thursday 9th June (6pm): Awards Submission Deadline
  • Friday 10th June: OxPropFest Judges Meet to decide on the winners and runners up (and losers!)
  • Thursday 16th June: Short List announced on Thames Tap website
  • Wednesday 14th September: OxPropFest 2022 – Walks, Talks, Expo and Awards

OxPropFest is a Black Tie Dinner to be held in Hangar 113 at Bicester Motion in Bicester. The venue seats 400+ people for the dinner and we are now taking bookings. The cost of each Awards + Music ticket includes a three course meal, a limited amount of wine and of course access to the Bar afterwards. The event is now one of the largest dinners outside London and Oxfordshire. Capped at 400 we are now running a reserve list.  

For OxPropFest Awards & Dinner bookings – contact us.

Awards Format

In the run-up to OxPropFest in September, the awards programme will be officially launched on 23rd March at Worcester College in Oxford. Following feedback from last year’s successful event at Bicester Motion, OxPropFest is now fixed into the Oxfordshire property diary and widely acclaimed as a new benchmark for regional property events.  OxPropFest has developed a unique programme that is tailored to the Oxfordshire property market and provides delegates with an opportunity to network with key decision makers from across the Oxfordshire property market. Awards are hard-won and have a real value for the winners and runners up.

The event is now one of the largest dinners outside London and Oxfordshire. Capped at 400 we are now running a reserve list.

 

Award for Best Law Firm (or Deal of the Year)

Sponsored by:

About this award:
This award will identify law firms operating in the built environment, construction and real estate sectors who can demonstrate that they have been active in the Oxfordshire marketplace, closing deals, creating new business opportunities and have matched their business plan objectives during the past 12 months. Alternative measures could include investment in sustainable approaches to business or the adoption of creative ways which encourage growth and loyalty. Using references from clients and other supporting evidence, all submissions will need to reflect the scope and depth of your successes in Oxfordshire. Having an office in Oxfordshire is not essential for this award.​

Award for Best Property Agent / Advisor

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
This prestigious award will identify the company (nominees will work across the area of Oxfordshire and will be a property advisor or agent working in one or more of the following sectors: office, industrial, retail or housing) who can demonstrate that they have been active in the Oxfordshire marketplace. Evidence could include the number of deals closed, the creation of new business opportunities and how they have met their business plan objectives during the 12 months of 2020. Alternative measures could include investment in sustainable approaches to business or the adoption of creative ways which encourage growth and loyalty amongst employees. All submissions should reflect the scope and depth of your successes in Oxfordshire, using references from clients and other supporting evidence to help provide information for the Judges. Having an office in Oxfordshire is not essential for this award.​

Award for Best Planning Advisor

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
Planning activity across Oxfordshire continues to be intense. As new developments come on stream and submitted, private and public sector clients and private clients are increasingly turning to planning consultants for advice and guidance. Planning consultants need to demonstrate in their submissions a clear strategy to answer the brief, a logical process to achieve planning permission and feedback from their client post submission. Alternative measures could include investment in sustainable approaches to business or the adoption of creative ways which encourage growth and loyalty. Having an office in Oxfordshire is not essential for this award.​

 

Award for Best Architect

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
New for 2022 – Good architecture in the built environment has never had such a high profile. Heighted by client expectations and the rigours of the planning process, Architects have to absorb these many challenges and produce buildings which reflect the local vernacular. Judges will be looking for architects who can demonstrate track record in the County / Region and empathy with local planners, delivering successful projects. (Note – companies do not have to have an office in the County / Region).

Award for Best Contractor

Sponsored by:   

About this award:
New for 2022 – Construction companies (submissions from New Build, Trad or D&B companies will be welcomed) are very busy across Oxfordshire delivering new houses, commercial, industrial and retail projects. This award recognises all types and sizes of contractors with both large and small turnover working across the region. Judges will be looking for evidence of successfully completed projects over the past 12 months, positive feedback from your clients, consultants and their supply chain partners to achieve successful project outcomes on projects in the region. Attaching references from clients and other supporting evidence will always help the judges in their deliberations.

Award for Best Residential Development

Sponsored by:   

About this award:
New housing is an important part of Oxfordshire’s vision for growth. This award recognises a housing development (or developer) that manages to achieve the proverbial holy grail of matching the needs of the planners, the local community and help to fulfill the needs of Oxfordshire’s housing plans. Submissions need to showcase an approach to quality design, placemaking, sustainability and materials which have helped to ensure the successful completion of the project. To be accepted, the project must have been completed or a section has been finished in 2021 and could include designs for Garden Towns and Urban Villages.​

Award for Best Commercial Development

Sponsored by:   

About this award:
Industrial, science and office development activity across the whole of Oxfordshire has been strong. This award encourages submissions from development teams who have been involved with new projects in these sectors and can demonstrate that the buildings have matched the client’s brief and are part of the Local Plan to generate new income for Oxfordshire including a strong approach to sustainability in the general approach to the project. Attaching references from clients and other supporting evidence will always help the judges in their deliberations.​

 

Award for Most Innovative / Sustainable Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
Oxfordshire is seen as a location for fast growth businesses that explore the world of innovation and collaboration. Bicester Motion is very much part of this world and we want to identify an idea, product, service or person which reflects this spirit of innovation and brings a warm feeling to the market after the carnage caused by COVID-19. This award does not have to be rooted in property but does need to show ambition and a connection to the unique benefits of doing business in Oxfordshire as the property market returns to a ‘new’ normal.

Award for Project of the Year

Sponsored by:

About this award:
A special award for a special project. Entries for this award will showcase Oxfordshire’s finest new quality buildings which answer the client’s brief, and which become inspirational for the users and the wider community. Alternatively, it could include a new build project which has been constructed to a high-level of finish, design, procurement and with strong sustainable credentials. Entries can come from across all sectors including the educational and retail sectors, which have both been past winners of this award. At the discretion of the judges, entries may also be submitted from other categories for this award.

Award for Young Property Person of the Year

​Sponsored by: 

About this award:
A celebration of a person under 35 years of age, who has shown leadership and is an inspiration to others around them. Submissions need to demonstrate, not only how the individual has become an integral part of the business, but also how they have shown responsibility beyond their age. Examples of successful project delivery may include evidence of success from their ‘clients’ in the form of references and case studies. This could include graduates, apprentices and junior members of the team who have recently joined the company.​

Award for Property Leader / Team of the Year

Sponsored by:  

About this award:
Nominations are encouraged from across the property sector from individuals, or teams, who have been integral to the success of the Oxfordshire property market over a period of time and have not just been a one-hit-wonder, so to speak. They must be able to demonstrate not only personal success in their business but also show evidence of helping to fulfill the goals and aspirations of their colleagues. When submitting a Team for the award, we will be looking for a team effort beyond the call of the normal working day, especially relevant over the past difficult 12 months. For this award, a long list of submissions will be submitted to the Judges and the winner will be announced in the final presentation of the evening by the joint chair of the judges, Nigel Tipple and Matthew Battle.​

OXPROPFEST AWARDS & DINNER

 

6.15pm - Champagne Reception

Sponsored by:  TBC

An excellent opportunity to meet fellow guests, potential award winners with a welcome drink and start to feel the atmosphere for the awards evening at Bicester Heritage.

7.15pm - OxPropFest Awards & Dinner

For the OxPropFest Awards, our moderator (TBA) will present the awards to the winning companies and individuals.

Music will include a choral introduction for guests as they arrive for the Awards Evening. We are also looking at having some additional music in the Bar for the afterparty. More to follow on this idea in due course.

 
 
 
 
10pm - Bar
 
Why not join us for a celebration!
 
 
 
11pm - Close and Carriages

Carriages await as the event closes.

Bed and Breakfast at Holiday Inn

Book direct via their website for a single/double ensuite room. 

The Location – OxPropFest

Bicester Motion
Hangar 113, Buckingham Road, Bicester OX26 5HA

Website: Bicester Motion