OxPropSummit 2023 – Shaping Oxford Wednesday 19th April

Register via Eventbrite – free day tickets for UK Prop Social members.

The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford

Opportunity for key decision makers, stakeholders and interested parties from the property, development, design and construction sectors to meet and discuss the key issues driving the future shape of the City of Oxford.

Enabled by UK Property Forums (the creators of OxPropFest Awards) in partnership with Oxford City Council.

Event Summary

Oxford is on the cusp of a major transformation. New developments are either under construction or well into their planning phases. From innovation districts to placemaking, from new jobs to affordable housing: but how can the challenges of deciding what is best for the city and how the new developments can complement and enhance a city of heritage and world-wide renown be addressed?

Why attend OxPropSummit?

– Host an event that brings together Oxford’s key decision makers across the property sector
– Showcase some of the ways how the demand for new homes can be reconciled with the need for economic growth
– Provide the opportunity for Oxford City Council to describe the context and present their plans for future development and growth of Oxford
– Demonstrate how the developers have understood that collaboration will enable the delivery of the vision
– Identify the themes and content which can be taken forward to future events, including the OxPropFest Awards in September 2023


10am-12pm: WALKS
Exclusive tour around Oxford on foot. Opportunity to see some of the new developments located in the City centre and, subject to demand, in the business parks located on the Ring Road such asOxPENS, The Oxford Science Park and Oxford Business Park.

12:00 – 13:30
Arrivals and networking lunch served

Opportunity to see the Pop Up Expo.

Matthew Battle, Director, UK Property Forums

Update on the OxPropFest Awards submission process for 2023 and how you can get involved . Matthew will also highlight the launch of The Golden Triangle Directory which was launched last year and has been updated to include projects located in Cambridge and London.

with Caroline Green, Chief Executive, Oxford City Council

Overview of the development pipeline in the City of Oxford over the past 12 months and the future vision for the City.

1.45 – 2.45

How will the City of Oxford match the aspirations of the property development community with the ambitions of Oxford’s residents to utilise their skills and find employment? How can positive outcomes be achieved for the local communities and to what extent is affordable housing (whatever that means) the answer?

2.45 – 3.30

Around the perimeters of Oxford, pressure is mounting to build higher and increase the density of the existing building stock. Is this a viable option given existing planning restrictions and what should the Property community be doing to engage with and influence the Local Plan?

3.30 – 3.45

3.45 – 4.30

How is Oxford faring in its stated aim of achieving Net Zero by 2030? How are developers rising to the challenges set by Oxford City Council? Is retro-fitting the city’s legacy buildings happening? (Case studies based.)

4.30 – 5.15

What is the transport vision for Oxford City Council? How will this provide the connections to ensure local residents and visitors can move freely around the city? How will it satisfy the needs and opportunities provided by the business, education and visitor/leisure communities?

5.15 – 5.30
Session Chairs Review with Matthew Battle, Director, UKPF

Partners dinner with the KeyNote speaker, sponsors and their guests. This will include three course meal with (limited) drinks included.


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