OPT Awards

We are delighted that in this 40th anniversary year we continue to attract entries of the highest standard and quality, each making their own contribution to this great city of ours. The Panel have enjoyed visiting all of the projects leading to lively discussions in awarding the 7 plaques and 8 certificates across the categories of Building Conservation, New Buildings, Small Projects and the Landscape and the Environment. 

Huge congratulations to all of the award winners in this years OPT Awards.

Plaque Winners 

Building Conservation

Restoration of Corpus Christi Chapel

Restoration of Jesus College Dining Hall 

New Buildings

Barns Place, Cowley

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies 

The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College

Small Projects

Swailes Suites, 46 Hythe Bridge Street

Rhodes House Accessibility Improvements

Certificate Winners

Building Conservation

Jackson Building and Powell and Moya Building Annex Refurbishment 

Oxford University Press B-Wing Project

The White House

New Buildings

Hawthorne House, Hill Top Road

The Berrow Foundation Building, Lincoln College

Small Projects

Oxford Playhouse Auditorium Refurbishment 

Environmental and Landscape Enhancement 

Dreaming Spires Walk, Boars Hill

Gardener's Stores in Churchyard of St Peter-in-the-East 

OPT and The Oxford Times, '40 in 40' 

The 40 in 40 Competition has been running in The Oxford Times and Oxford Mail over the past five weeks with 8 projects displayed each week all taken from award winning projects over the past 40 years ranging from the restoration of lanterns and railings in Park Town in 1977 to the Blavatnik School of Government in 2016. 

The public voted in their droves and the winning project won with a staggering 25% of the vote. 

Therefore, a huge congratulations  to the project team of the Oxford Castle who won an award in 2007 and who the public voted for as their 40 in 40 winner. 

We were also delighted to welcome Alison Bird who voted for the Oxford Castle and won two tickets to the OPT Awards evening. She said that she 'voted for the Oxford Castle because it transformed the area and provides lasting enjoyment and interest for everyone.'

Congratulations to all winners and all those involved. The Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, Freeths Solicitors, Critchleys Accountants and Carter Jonas incorporating Kemp & Kemp. 

  • For further details of the 2017 winners please click here 
  • For further details of the 2016 winners please click here
  • For further details of the 2015 winners please click here
  • For further details of the 2014 winners please click here
  • For further details of the 2013 winners please click here


Are you interested in becoming a Corporate member?  or contact Stephen at s.dawson@oxfordpreservation.org.uk

Do you have or know of a project for the OPT Awards 2018? Then contact Helen at h.wilkinson@oxfordpreservation.org.uk