John Henry Brookes Building’s contribution to student experience recognised with award

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Forum

Oxford Brookes’ John Henry Brookes Building has received recognition from the education sector by winning an Education Estates Awards.

The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Manchester yesterday evening (11 November).

The John Henry Brookes Building scooped the prize for the Student Experience category and was also nominated for the Project of the Year.

The Education Estates Awards are about ‘celebrating ideal learning environments which inspire and empower teachers, lecturers, pupils and students’ and realising the best learning environments and facilities which allow students to achieve their full potential both now and in the future. 

Director of Estates and Facilities at Oxford Brookes Sue Holmes said: “It’s wonderful to see that the John Henry Brookes Building continues to win awards within the first year of opening. 

“We regard the Student Experience Award as particularly special as we think the building demonstrates a design to bring together key elements to support students.”

Last week, Oxford Brookes was awarded a plaque in the New Building category of the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards for the John Henry Brookes Building and Abercrombie Extension. This follows a series of award wins including a number of accolades from the Royal Institute of British Architecture which culminated in the University’s new spaces being considered amongst the 15 best new buildings.

More information about the John Henry Brookes Building and Abercrombie Extension can be found on the Space to Think page on the Brookes website.