Stansfeld Park wins 2019 Oxford Preservation Trust Award

We know how fabulous our new building at Stansfeld Park in Headington is, and last night the Oxford Preservation Trust confirmed it; presenting the Trust, our construction partners Beard and architects ADP with an award for new building of the year. Our CEO Steve Burgess and ADP’s Studio Director Wayne Dobbins were on hand to collect the special OPT plaque, along with Beard’s Dean Averies.

The Oxford Preservation Trust, which is based in St Ebbes, was established nearly a century ago to preserve the best of the old in Oxford and to encourage the best of the new.  It runs the Open Doors programme across the city every August as well as a wide range of educations and engagement activities throughout the year.  The annual awards are an important part of the OPT calendar and celebrate the county’s best new buildings, as well as marking the huge efforts to preserve older ones.

The 42ndOPT awards were held at St John’s College and hosted by Rev Prof William Whyte, Chairman of the Awards Panel. There were 56 entries this year with eleven plaques and nine certificates awarded in total. The OPT panel liked the way the Stansfeld development combined a new build in the natural environment.

Steve Burgess said “The standard and quality of entries for this year’s OPT awards was particularly high so we were really pleased to be selected for the new building award. It is a great accolade for the Trust and well-deserved acknowledgement for all those who were involved in the project.”

We have been on tenterhooks since the OPT judging panel visited Stansfeld Park on a sunny morning in July and enjoyed a tour of the Science Oxford Centre, Wood Centre for Innovation and 15 acres of woodland.  We’re so pleased to be a 2019 award winner – the question now is where to put the plaque?