Award winners 2021

There were over 60 entries to the 44th OPT Annual Awards and after many visits and much discussion twelve plaques were awarded in an evening where everyone came together to hear about the great examples of sustainability, good design, access to green space and caring for heritage all helping to keep Oxford special. 

We were delighted to welcome green County councillor Dr Pete Sudbury, Cabinet Member for Climate Change Delivery & Environment who presented green plaques to the teams behind the Kennedy Institute at Old Road Campus and Springfield Meadows, Southmoor recognising the link between the built environment and climate change.

Plaques were also awarded for the new Christ Church Visitor Centre in the Meadows, the magnificent Olivier Hall & Christie Centre in St Edward’s School, the transformation of the St Hilda’s College site, and the innovative Wolfson Building which brings award-winning architecture to the JRII site. 

In Building Conservation OPT recognised the wonderful work to the Hilda Besse Building at St. Antony’s College bringing it back to life, alongside the Story Museum where life simply oozes from its very walls. 

Recognising small projects is a special part of the Awards with plaques going to the restoration of the 550-year-old Gallery Window & Tracery at 26a East St. Helen’ Street Abingdon and to the Newman Meeting Place Project at St Mary & St Nicholas Church, Littlemore which adds to the community there.   Public Realm also featured in the Greening Jericho plaque, and to Broad Meadow which brought liveliness and hope for the future of Broad Street for our summer enjoyment.