Oxford Preservation Trust Award for John Henry Brookes Building

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

JHBB exterior, October 2014

Oxford Brookes’ inspirational new buildings continue to pick up awards with the latest accolade received last night (4 November 2014).

The University’s John Henry Brookes Building was recognised alongside the Abercrombie Extension in the New Building category at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2014.

Students, staff and visitors continue to be amazed by the new spaces on our Headington Campus, which are adding to the rich architectural heritage of the city of Oxford.

Paul Inman, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean

The judging panel were unanimous in their praise for the John Henry Brookes Building which was described as giving a great sense of arrival for the city and for providing a “significant enhancement” to the Headington area.

The Oxford Preservation Trust Awards, now in their 37th year, recognise projects in and around Oxford that make a significant contribution to the conservation or improvement of the city’s built and natural environment.

Debbie Dance, Director of the Oxford Preservation Trust, said: “We were delighted to see Oxford Brookes receiving a plaque, the highest OPT award.  The stunning John Henry Brookes Building’s innovative design, and the way it lifts the spirit, gives a confidence to the University that they well deserve.  We were pleased to see them taking part in Oxford Open Doors event and look forward to our continuing partnership.”

Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Paul Inman, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean at Oxford Brookes, commented: “We are exceptionally delighted to have been recognised with an award from the Oxford Preservation Trust. 

“This latest accolade is particularly special as it recognises the wider benefits that our wonderful new buildings bring to Oxford and our local communities. 

“Students, staff and visitors continue to be amazed by the new spaces on our Headington Campus, which are adding to the rich architectural heritage of the city of Oxford.”

Established in 1927, the Oxford Preservation Trust have links across all walks of the City’s life, town and gown, working to make a positive difference to our buildings and streets, and caring for open spaces which contribute to Oxford’s green setting.

Earlier this year, the John Henry Brookes Building won a number of  RIBA Awards and made the midlist for the prestigious Sterling Prize.

Two further nominations have recently been received for the  Education Estates Awards which take place next week. The John Henry Brookes Building has been shortlisted for both the Student Experience and Project of the Year awards.

Further information can be found on the Space To Think webpages.  Find out more about the Oxford Preservation Trust on their website.