A shortlist of almost 40 names, projects and companies will compete in the 2024 OxPropFest Awards.

Judging took place at New College in Oxford last Thursday (June 20) and we can now reveal which entrants made the shortlist.

Entries for the 10 awards have been of extremely high quality. The categories of Project of the Year and Employer of the Year (new in 2024) were exceptional compared to previous years, making the choice very difficult for the judges.

UK Property Forums managing director Matthew Battle picked out Project of the Year and Employer of the Year from the 10 categories in this year’s awards, attracting particularly high standards.

He said: “ Having launched the event in 2018, I am really pleased to confirm that the depth and quality of submissions continue to surprise and delight me.

‘In many ways, this reflects the high levels of activity across Oxfordshire and the range of projects and consultants now working on recently completed projects.

“This has been reflected in the high level of demand for tickets for the awards night at Keble College on September 12 and means we shall have a full house of 308 attendees – along with our special guest, Dame Katherine Grainger.”

The full shortlist, by category and listed in alphabetical order:

Deal of the Year (sponsored by Moran Lovell)
New Stadium Development submitted Oxford United, Kidlington
UK Space Agency Relocation submitted by Harwell Campus

Architect of the Year (sponsored by Milton Park)
Adrian James Architects
Edgingtons Architects
FJC Studio
TSH Architects

Contractor the Year (sponsored by Vail Williams)
Morgan Sindall Construction

Employer of the Year (sponsored by Blake Morgan)
SRA Architects

Residential Development of the Year (sponsored by DevComms)
Tun House, Uffington
Bridges Cross, Oxford

Commercial Project of the Year (sponsored by Freeths)
Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke
ARC Oxford
New England Bio Labs, Milton Park

Low Carbon Project of the Year (sponsored by Bidwells)
Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke
Tun House, Uffington
Reuben College, Oxford

Project of the Year (sponsored by Mills & Reeve)
Blenheim Palace Orangery, Woodstock
Cothill School, Abingdon
Gradel Quadrangles at New College, Oxford
New England BioLabs, Milton Park
Reuben College, Oxford
Rhodes House, Oxford
St Cross College, Oxford

NextGen of the Year – Under 35 (sponsored by Oxford North)
Amy Evans, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Cecilia Badiale, Ridge
Tom Green, Ridge

Leader of the Year (sponsored by Morgan Sindall Construction)
This will be announced on the evening from a shortlist submitted and feedback from the judging panel.

Judging Panel
Damon Ball, director, A’Bear & Ball
Matthew Battle, director, UK Property Forums
Hugh Blaza, consultant, UK Property Forums
Izzie Diment, transport planner, Paul Basham Associates
Sarah Haywood, managing director, Advanced Oxford
Adrian James, managing director, Adrian James Architects
Dr Jayne Manley, chief executive, Earth Trust
Steven Sensecall, partner & head of planning, Carter Jonas
Nigel Tipple, chief executive, OxLEP
Richard Todd, head of office Oxford + project management, Bidwells
Liv Thomas, surveyor, Savills
Harriet Waters,  head of environmental sustainability, University of Oxford

Demand for tickets for this year’s awards dinner at Keble College on 12th September has been very high. For shortlisted companies, we will make contact to allocate tickets and any spare tickets will be offered to companies on the waiting list.

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