Award Categories

The first shortlist identifying the finest talent among Oxfordshire’s property industry has been published.

A total of 24 finalists have made it onto the Oxfordshire Property Awards shortlist which will be announced at a sold-out black tie dinner on April 18, the climax to the inaugural Oxfordshire Property Festival.

Please CLICK HERE to read the Awards Entry Pack for complete details and our terms and conditions.

 

Award for Best Property Consultant

This prestigious award will identify the best property consultant (advisor, estate agent, architect, planner or project manager etc) who can demonstrate that they have been active in the Oxfordshire marketplace, creating new business and have matched their business plan objectives during the 12 months of 2017. Using references from clients and other supporting evidence, all submissions will need to reflect the scope and depth of your successes in Oxfordshire. Evidence can be numerical, including award’s or just your own carefully crafted words. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Best Property Consultant
Carter Jonas (submitted by Carter Jonas)
Lichfields (submitted by Lichfields)
Paul Basham Associates (submitted by Paul Basham Associates)

Award for Best Housing Development

New housing schemes and developments which manage to achieve the proverbial holy grail of matching the needs of the planners, the local community and help to fulfils the needs of Oxfordshire housing needs. Submissions need to showcase an approach to quality design, placemaking, materials and the procurement process helping to ensure the successful completion of the project. To be accepted submissions must be recently completed in 2017, received planning permission or consent to proceed and can include Garden Towns. Evidence can be numerical, including award’s or just your own carefully crafted words. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Best Housing Development
Dorchester Living, Heyford Park, Bicester (submitted by Dorchester Living)
Elmsbrook, North West Bicester (submitted by A2 Dominion)
Home Farm, Bladon (submitted by Blenheim Palace)

Award for Most Innovative & Enterprising Working Environment (Cool & Funky Space Award)

Space which helps to not only provide the End User with new office space but is also designed to help generate genuine change for the companies which occupy the building and is a catalyst for new ways of working generating innovation and successful growth of new business. Evidence can be numerical, including award’s or just your own carefully crafted words. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Cool & Funky Space
Dematic Northern Europe, Banbury (submitted by VSL & Partners)
The Foundry, Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford (submitted by Nuffield College / Savills / SAID Business Schools)
Vantage Asset Management, 58-60 St Aldate’s, Oxford

Award for Best Housing Solution for Oxfordshire

Plan, idea or business plan which provides a solution for helping to provide new housing and helps to solve the housing challenges for the county of Oxfordshire. Entries could showcase new innovative ideas and approaches to housing delivery such as off site and modern methods of constriction (MMC). Evidence can be numerical, including others award’s or just your own carefully crafted words but need to reflect the Oxfordshire needs for housing and construction. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Best Housing Solution
Dorchester Living, Heyford Park, Bicester (submitted by Dorchester Living)
Elmsbrook, North West Bicester (submitted by A2 Dominion)
Kiss House, Sandpath, Beckley (submitted by Kiss House)

Award for Best Use of Land

Most enterprising use of land, buildings and turf in Oxfordshire. As a rural economy, there are many estates in the county which are having to change their business strategies to survive as viable entities. Judges are looking for examples of estates which have fulfilled these criteria and in a document which the judges can clearly see evidence of success over the past 12 months in 2017. Evidence can be numerical, including others award’s or just your own carefully crafted words. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Best Use of Land
Bicester Heritage, Bicester (submitted by Bicester Heritage)
Harwell Campus (submitted by Harwell Campus Management)
Henley Skate Park, Henley-upon-Thames (submitted by Carter Jonas)

Award for Project of the Year

Project from any sector (retail, office, business park, industrial or residential) which showcases a new development or building which is planned, at planning or recently finished in 2017. Entries must showcase the need for quality buildings in Oxfordshire but is also inspirational for the users and it’s neighbours. Evidence can be numerical, including others award’s or just your own carefully crafted words. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Project of the Year (owner occupier brief)
Athletics Hub, Radley College (submitted by Edgars)
Hubert Perrodo Building, St Peters College, Oxford (submitted by Design Engine)
Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford (submitted by Beard Construction)

Project of the Year (commercial brief)
46 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford (submitted but Robin Swailes Design & Development)
95 Park Drive, Milton Park (submitted by SRA Architects)
Quod One, Harwell Campus (submitted by Harwell Campus)

Award for Project of the Year

Project from any sector (retail, office, business park, industrial or residential) which showcases a new development or building which is planned, at planning or recently finished in 2017. Entries must showcase the need for quality buildings in Oxfordshire but is also inspirational for the users and it’s neighbours. Evidence can be numerical, including others award’s or just your own carefully crafted words. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Project of the Year (commercial brief)
46 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford (submitted but Robin Swailes Design & Development)
95 Park Drive, Milton Park (submitted by SRA Architects)
Quod One, Harwell Campus (submitted by Harwell Campus)

Futures Award (Young Person under 35) of the Year

A celebration of an under 35-year-old person who shows leadership and is an inspiration to others around them at an early stage in his career. Submissions needs to demonstrate how the individual has become an integral part of the business but also showing responsibility beyond their age. Examples of successful projects are essential including evidence from clients if possible. Evidence can be numerical, including others award’s or just your own carefully crafted words. However, it must all be wrapped up in a short document (two pages A4 max) with supporting hi-res photos or video which may help your submission.

Shortlisted Entries

Futures Award
Carolyn Organ (submitted by Barton Willmore)
Hannah Smart (submitted by West Waddy ADP)
Ramon Seera (submitted by Dorchester Living)

Award for Property Leader of the Year

Property person who has been integral to the success of the Oxfordshire property market over the period of time and not just a one-hit wonder, and can not only demonstrate personal success in the property sector but also show evidence of helping colleagues to fulfil their own goals and aspirations. A long list will be submitted from your submissions and the final shortlist will be considered and a winner decided by the Judging Panel.

To be announced on the evening

Meet our Judges

AWARDS MODERATOR - Will Gompertz

AWARDS MODERATOR - Will Gompertz

BBC Arts Editor (Moderator on 18th April for The Awards)

Will Gompertz is a world expert on Modern Art and was voted one of the World’s Top 50 Creative Thinkers by New York’s Creativity Magazine. Will’s latest book “Think Like an Artist: Imaginative Ways to a More Creative and Productive Life” was released by Penguin in July 2015. A witty and inspiring read, it identifies ten lessons to be learned from the greatest artists across history, to give us tools to unlock creativity and thrive at work and in our personal lives. As a writer, he has penned numerous articles for, among others, The Times and The Guardian. His book, “What are you Looking At? 50 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye”, was published by Penguin in Autumn 2012. Will was previously a Director of The Tate Gallery and in 2009 he wrote and performed a sell-out one-man comedy show about modern art at the Edinburgh Festival. He is currently BBC Arts Editor.

Julian Barwick

Julian Barwick

Chairman, North Oxford

Julian’s role at Thomas White Oxford, which is a company wholly owned by St John’s College, Oxford, is to lead the masterplan for Oxford North, a project to transform the 64-acre Northern Gateway area of Oxford into a new innovation district for Oxford which will bring 4,500 jobs and create up to 480 new homes as well as a collaborative community, with public open space, nursery and hotel. Julian Barwick served as Joint Managing Director of Development Securities plc from June 2000 to March 1, 2015 and is currently a  Member of the Board of Management of the British Council of Offices.

Matthew Battle

Matthew Battle

Managing Director, UK Property Forums (Judging Panel Chair)

Matthew is the Founder and Managing Director of UK Property Forums. Offering conferences, events and networking opportunities, UK Property Forums is also established in the Thames Valley, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London.  Complimented by the  FTC networking club and Thames Valley Property Awards as well also Thames Valley @ MIPIM UK. Established in 2004, the Thames Valley Property Forum is now the leading discussion and networking group for all those operating in the Thames Valley and West of London property markets. Having lived and studied in the Thames Valley, he is very informed about the region and passionate about the development of a group for all those involved in the Thames Valley property market. 

James Dipple

James Dipple

Chief Executive, MEPC

James is a chartered surveyor and has over 35 years’ experience in commercial property. He joined MEPC in 2008 as a main Board Director and Managing Director for Milton Park and Silverstone Park before being promoted to CEO in 2014. In a previous role he led Milton Park’s modernisation between 1997 and 2001, and was instrumental in developing a number of well-known business parks in the UK whilst a commercial partner at Strutt and Parker. James has a keen interest in architecture and the built environment. He is a mentor for students studying Land Management at University of Reading where he gained his degree. In his spare time James enjoys sailing and cycling.

Roger File

Roger File

COO and Property Director, Blenheim Palace

Roger has a degree in Urban Estate Management from Oxford Brookes and an MBA in Construction and Real Estate from Reading University/College of Estate Management. He is a chartered surveyor and has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of property. He  has worked in both private practise and for large national property companies, having spent the last 15 years at the Blenheim Estate as Property Director looking after both the Estates historic assets including Blenheim Palace and the World Heritage Site as well as running the Estates extensive mixed property portfolio, development and construction businesses. In 2016 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer in addition to his responsibilities as Property Director.

John Harrison

John Harrison

Bursar, Corpus Christi College Oxford

John joined the College in January 2012 following a varied career that has encompassed roles in the military, Foreign Office and other government departments. Exiting from the RAF in 2007 as an Air Commodore, his military service included operational duty in The Falkland Islands, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He commanded Royal Air Force Halton near Aylesbury, and was appointed Aide de Camp to Her Majesty The Queen. In recent years, financial and commercial roles saw him working primarily in New York and London. He holds a KCL MA and MPhil in International relations awarded at Cambridge.

Agnes Milukaite

Agnes Milukaite

Founder, cycle.land

Agne Milukaite is the founder of www.cycle.land. The peer-to-peer bicycle sharing platform cycle.land aims to revolutionize the journeys that are 5 miles or less. Prior to launching this venture, Agne worked for a Canadian home robotics company in Berkeley, California. She received her MSc in Migration Studies at University of Oxford and as a social scientist by training and an entrepreneur by making is passionate and excited about the discussion on sharing economy and solving travel problems in cities like Cambridge and Oxford.

Penny Rinta-Suksi

Penny Rinta-Suksi

Partner, Blake Morgan

Penny is a commercial lawyer and an OxLEP non executive director. She leads Blake Morgan’s Local Government England team with over 17 years’ experience in advising private sector clients, funders, public sector and third sector on major projects and commercial contracts.

Nigel Tipple

Nigel Tipple

Chief Executive, OxLEP

Nigel joined OxLEP in June 2013 and has made his mark with energetic and inspirational leadership. He spearheaded the bid for the Oxford and Oxfordshire City Deal, the EU Structural and Investment Fund and Strategic Economic Plan submissions and is assisting the county’s businesses into a period of exceptional growth. Oxfordshire is already a powerhouse of innovation and wealth creation and Nigel is focused on building upon the region’s unique strengths to deliver economic success through the commercialisation of innovation. Nigel has over 20 years’ experience in the formation, development, operation and management of Public/Private sector organisations.

Richard Venables

Richard Venables

Director, VSL & Partners

Richard was educated at St Edward’s, Oxford and Exeter University where he gained a geography degree. He commenced his surveying career in 1989 at Gerald Eve in London. He joined James Offen and Partners in 1993, moving to Savills in 1998. Richard has considerable experience in office, industrial, retail, development and investment agency work.  Richard dedicates considerable time and energy to economic and cultural development in Oxfordshire.   He is a board member of Experience Oxfordshire, a member of the Ashmolean corporate circle, a member of the Oxford City Council Economic Growth Steering Group and a board member of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.  Richard is also a newly appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire and outside work he is a hockey fanatic both playing and coaching at Oxford Hawks Hockey Club.

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