Launch of Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) Awards 2019

Mar 04 2019

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The Launch of the OPT Awards 2019 takes place on Monday 25 February at 4pm when the OPT team will join and BGS Architects at the Clerici & Sinclair Building at Oxford Brookes University winners of last year’s prestigious OPT plaque.

The OPT Awards 2019 are now open for entries until 24 May – download the forms at

Now in their 42nd year, we are grateful to sponsors Critchleys Accountants, Mathews Comfort Insurance Brokers & Carter Jonas Surveyors, together we want to celebrate good design and placemaking across town and gown, the old, the new, the large and the small, all making their contribution to Oxford’s character, it’s streets and green spaces.   Anyone can nominate a project.  The judges are all people with a range of local knowledge who visit the projects and we end with a great Awards evening celebrating all that makes Oxford special.

Adrian Stokes, OBU Interim Director of Estates & Facilities Management Oxford Brookes says:

“We are delighted to host the launch of this year’s awards.  We were honoured to receive a plaque last year, building on our earlier success with the John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Buildings.  It is important to us to be a valued part of the local community and this commitment will continue in the future.” 

BGS Architects add

“With half of our staff and directors graduates of the Oxford Brookes architecture school, we are thrilled to have delivered these significant projects for the University bringing our own personal experience to this clever adaption and re-use of the existing building structures. We are equally thrilled that our architectural efforts were recognised by the Oxford Preservation Trust in 2018.”

Debbie Dance, OPT Director says

“This project is such a good demonstration of what the Awards are all about. Making a new and positive contribution to Oxford and creating state-of-the-art facilities fit for contemporary teaching and learning.”