The shortlist of hopefuls for this year’s OxPropFest Awards has been announced. 

A total of 34 entries made it onto the list in 10 of the award categories while three further categories will remain closely-guarded secrets until they are announced at the black tie awards evening on September 12 at Keble College, Oxford.

Since entries closed for this year’s event on May 5, the sixth since they were launched in 2018, judges visited schemes and then met to debate them (see image).

UK Property Forums managing director Matthew Battle said: “It was another big year for the OxProp Awards and this year there were some exceptional developments and exceptional people.

“It seems that people have emerged from the pandemic, determined to do their very best to bring quality to the county. In an unpredictable market we are seeing quality and innovation in so many areas that it makes the future look very positive for our industry.”

Best Consultant of the Year – sponsored by Milton Park

Robin Swailes Design & Development

Best Architect of the Year – sponsored by ARC

A’Bear & Ball Architects
Ridge & Partners

Best Contractor of the Year – Oxford Technology Park

Morgan Sindall (Thames Valley + Oxford)

Deal of the Year – sponsored by Bicester ARC

CBRE’s acquisition of VSL
Letting of Swailes SuperLab, Oxford
Oxford Technology Park 

Best Commercial Project of the Year – sponsored by Freeths

IDRM, Oxford
Swailes SuperLab, Oxford
Innovation Quarter at Oxford Technology Park 

Best Residential Development of the Year – sponsored by DevComms

Large Scheme

Kingsgrove, Wantage
Park View, Woodstock
Winters Rise, West Hanney

Small Scheme (fewer than 10 units)

Bracegirdle Road, Oxford
Whitehouse Farm, Wantage
Zion’s Hill, Woodstock

Low Carbon Project – sponsored by Bidwells

Cheng Yu Tung Building, Jesus College, Oxford
IDRM, Oxford
Wolfson College, Oxford

 Project of the Year – sponsored by Mills & Reeve

Cheng Yu Tung Building Jesus College, Oxford
Stonehill House, Bloxham School
The Dutch Barn, Botley
Swailes SuperLab, Oxford

NextGen Award – sponsored by Oxford North

Amy Powell, Edgars
Emily Taylor, DevComms
Izzie Diment, PBA
Josh Keyte, Bidwells
Kelly Sawyer, Freeths
Liv Thomas, Savills
Will Davis, CBRE

Team of the Year sponsored by Morgan Sindall

Announced on the evening

Leader of the Year – sponsored by Morgan Sindall

Announced on the evening


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