As sponsors of the Oxford Preservation Awards 2019 we are pleased to announce entries are now open

As proud sponsors of the Oxford Preservation Awards 2019 we are pleased to announce entries are now open.

In their 42nd year the OPT Awards recognise projects in and around Oxford that make a contribution to the city’s built and natural environment and celebrate good design and conservation.

This year’s categories are:

1          Building Conservation.

2          New Buildings.

3          Small Projects.

4          Landscape & Public Realm (includes Nature Conservation).

5          Temporary projects (which have contributed to the enjoyment of our streets and places).

Closing date for entries this year is Friday 24th May 2019 with the winners being announced at the awards evening on 5th November 2019 at St Johns College.

Anyone is able to nominate a project and the judging panel is made up of range of people with a wide range of skills and local knowledge of Oxford.

Russell Thynne, Managing Director of Mathews Comfort Insurance Broker said “Oxford is known throughout the world for its magnificent architecture, we are privileged to support the outstanding work of the Oxford Preservation Trust who promote preservation and modern design, protecting Oxford’s heritage.

Last year’s winners of the prestigious OPT plaque was the Cleric and Sinclair Building at Oxford Brookes University who won in the Large Building Conservation category. Chris Blackburn said back in Nov 2018 “We are proud of the transformation that this refurbishment has had on our campus estate, and the positive impact it has had on our students’ learning experiences and research activities. But the award from the Oxford Preservation Trust also demonstrates the significance of this project for the city and people of Oxford.

Debbie Dance, OPT Director since 1999 said: “This project is such a good demonstration of what the awards are all about.”

If you would like to get involved or enter click here to submit your entry or to read more about the Oxford Preservation Trust.