Environmental Sustainability host international guests

Published: 04 Jul 18     Category: Events & Awards
The Environmental Sustainability team have been doing a lot of knowledge-sharing in recent weeks, receiving international guests and taking part in conferences to communicate their work to reduce the University’s environmental impact.

Environmental Sustainability team share knowledge at ISCN conference

Published: 29 Jun 18     Category: Events & Awards
Members of the Environmental Sustainability team joined the three-day International Sustainable Campus Network’s (ISCN) annual conference in Stockholm to share knowledge and communicate their efforts to reduce the University’s environmental impact to the rest of the higher education sector.

University gains Fairtrade University and College Award

Published: 21 Jun 18     Category: Events & Awards
Oxford is now a Fairtrade University after securing accreditation under the new Fairtrade University and College Award Scheme.

Sustainability Showcase celebrates University's environmental progress

Published: 15 Jun 18     Category: Events & Awards
The University held its fifth Sustainability Showcase on the evening of 14 June, with staff and students from across the University gathering in the Museum of Natural History to recognise the contributions they have made over the last year towards making the University’s operations more sustainable.

Blue plaques commemorate Oxford antibiotic breakthroughs

Published: 01 Jun 18     Category: Events & Awards
This week blue plaques were installed at two University buildings to commemorate the vital role people working there played in bringing antibiotics out of the laboratory and into general use – one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of medicine.

Public Consultation: Proposed Development of Osney Power Station

Published: 15 Jun 18     Category: Events & Awards
We would like to invite you to our final public consultation session to review our proposals to redevelop Osney Power Station into a world-leading centre for Executive Education.

Big Data Institute wins RIBA South Award

Published: 22 May 18     Category: Events & Awards
The Big Data Institute (BDI) building on the Old Road Campus at Headington has won a prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) regional award.

New films celebrate cycling in Oxford

Published: 05 Apr 18     Category: Events & Awards
Local cycling organisation Cyclox has announced the results of its Cycling Shorts competition to make a short film promoting the joys of getting around Oxford by bike, with amateur film-makers across town winning prizes worth £550.

Strong Estates Services performance in UniCycle Challenge

Published: 23 Mar 18     Category: Events & Awards
The UniCycle Challenge cycling competition has ended, and Estates Services has put in a creditable performance, coming third among the Oxford departments taking part and helping the University itself claim top spot.

BDI and Kellogg Hub shortlisted for RIBA awards

Published: 21 Mar 18     Category: Events & Awards
The Big Data Institute (BDI) on Old Road Campus and the College Hub at Kellogg College are both in the running for a prestigious architectural prize, after both appeared on the 12-strong shortlist for the RIBA South 2018 award for the region’s finest new buildings.

Additional Public Consultation Session: Osney Power Station

Published: 15 Mar 18     Category: Events & Awards
Following the poor weather conditions on 2 and 3 March we would like to hold an additional public consultation session to ensure as many of the local community as possible have an opportunity to feedback on proposals to redevelop Osney Power Station. The information will be the same as that shown on 2 and 3 March.

Sign up now for the UniCycle Challenge

Published: 06 Mar 18     Category: Events & Awards
From 1-21 March, Oxford is taking part in the National Union of Students UniCycle Challenge, competing against seven other universities to see who can get the most students and staff to try riding a bike.

Public Consultation: proposed development of Osney Power Station

Published: 02 Mar 18     Category: Events & Awards
The University and Saïd Business School will be holding public consultation sessions on 2 and 3 March on proposals to redevelop Osney Power Station into a world-leading centre for executive education.

Security Services gains CCTV certification

Published: 15 Feb 18     Category: Events & Awards
The Security Services team has reached its goal of being certified under the government’s CCTV Code of Practice, designed to regulate the use of CCTV systems and to reassure the public that they are used in a proportionate way to protect their safety, not to spy on them.

University wins top prize at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Published: 07 Feb 18     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford has won two 2018 Building Performance Awards from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The awards recognise engineering excellence in the built environment, focusing on measured performance outcomes in low energy buildings, and pitched the University against the finest buildings and projects in the UK, not just those within the higher education sector.

University shortlisted for two CIBSE awards

Published: 28 Nov 17     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford is celebrating being shortlisted for two 2018 Building Performance Awards from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The Carbon Reduction Programme is on the shortlist in the Facilities Management Team category, while the Blavatnik School of Government is in the running for the Project of the Year – Public Use award.

Estates Services achieves full customer service accreditation

Published: 14 Feb 18     Category: Events & Awards
Estates Services has reached its long-standing goal of securing accreditation under the externally-assessed, government-led Customer Service Excellence framework.

New Wytham Room exhibition set for launch at Museum of Natural History

Published: 21 Nov 17     Category: Events & Awards
The Wytham Woods team are preparing to launch a new exhibition at the end of the month, in the Wytham Room of the Museum of Natural History.

Ruskin School of Art shortlisted for architectural award

Published: 01 Nov 17     Category: Events & Awards
The Ruskin School of Art’s new building on Bullingdon Road has made it through the first stage of assessment in the 2018 Civic Trust Awards.

Second public consultation for refurbishment of 25 wellington square

Published: 18 Oct 17     Category: Events & Awards
Following its first public consultation event in July, the University and its design team have reviewed all feedback and have progressed with the design development for 25 Wellington Square.

Tim Cook opens new innovation centre

Published: 13 Oct 17     Category: Events & Awards
Apple CEO Tim Cook this week opened The Foundry, the Saïd Business School’s new entrepreneurship centre.

Blue plaque unveiled at Wytham Woods

Published: 11 Oct 17     Category: Events & Awards
It has been 75 years since the Wytham Woods passed into the University of Oxford’s possession, and on Saturday 7 October the anniversary was marked by the unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating the bequest of the land by the ffennell family.

Night of Heritage Light illuminates Oxford

Published: 03 Oct 17     Category: Events & Awards
Some of Oxford’s finest buildings got a lighting makeover on Friday as part of the Night of Heritage Light (NOHL), which took place at the same time as the Curiosity Carnival, an extravaganza of events designed to get members of the public engaged with the University’s research.

Swift Tower competition winner announced

Published: 10 Aug 17     Category: Events & Awards
The winner of the competition to design Oxford’s new Swift Tower has been announced after a public vote.

Kellogg Hub reaches last stage of Building Awards

Published: 03 Aug 17     Category: Events & Awards
Kellogg College’s recently-opened Hub building has been shortlisted for the Building Awards 2017, under the ‘Small Project of the Year’ category.

CSE success for Finance team

Published: 28 Jul 17     Category: Events & Awards
The Estates Services Finance team has become the latest part of the department to receive Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation.

Public consultation: refurbishment of 25 Wellington Square, Oxford

Published: 14 Jul 17     Category: Events & Awards
The University is consulting with the public regarding the proposed refurbishment of 25 Wellington Square, located at the corner with Little Clarendon Street and Walton Street.

VC opens Kellogg College Hub building

Published: 20 Jun 17     Category: Events & Awards
Following a visit by HRH Prince Charles last month, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, has now officially opened Kellogg College’s new Hub building.

Sustainability Showcase salutes University’s green progress

Published: 13 Jun 17     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford celebrated its sustainability stars at a prestigious awards event on 12 June.

Sustainability Showcase draws near

Published: 01 Jun 17     Category: Events & Awards
Preparations are in full swing for the University’s annual Sustainability Showcase event on 12 June.

Public consultation on new neuroscience research facility

Published: 28 Apr 17     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford is consulting with members of the public on proposals to build a dedicated facility for research into strokes at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Successful Carbon-Reduction Projects Announced

Published: 17 Feb 17     Category: Events & Awards
Four new projects aimed at cutting the University of Oxford's carbon emissions were given the green light at a Carbon Innovation Programme (CIP) event last week.

Estates in the running for top architecture prize

Published: 01 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
Estates Services has been shortlisted for the Client of the Year award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

CSE success for Space, Options & Information

Published: 13 Jan 17     Category: Events & Awards
The Space, Options & Information team – part of Asset & Space Management – has become the latest part of Estates Services to be accredited under the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard.

Apprentice Awards for Estates people

Published: 12 Jan 17     Category: Events & Awards
Estates Services staff were among those honoured in the annual Oxford University Apprentice Awards last month.

University building nominated for top European prize

Published: 06 Jan 17     Category: Events & Awards
The Weston Library has been nominated for the prestigious 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

University Parks and Wytham Woods Gain CSE Accreditation

Published: 24 Nov 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University Parks and Wytham Woods have become the latest part of Estates Services to gain accreditation to the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard.

Blavatnik scoops two more awards

Published: 21 Nov 16     Category: Events & Awards
Judges at both the Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Concrete Society voted the Blavatnik School of Government winner in its category.

Carbon Reduction Programme scoops Green Gown Award

Published: 15 Nov 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford has performed strongly in the Green Gown Awards for environmental performance in higher education, winning one category and being highly commended in another.

Oxford Preservation Trust honours University buildings

Published: 02 Nov 16     Category: Events & Awards
Several University buildings won accolades at the annual awards ceremony of the Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) on 1 November.

Weston Library scoops award

Published: 31 Oct 16     Category: Events & Awards
The Weston Library has picked up yet another accolade, this time from the Education Estates Awards.

Carbon Innovation Programme launches for new academic year

Published: 17 Oct 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University’s Carbon Innovation Programme has kicked off for its second year. The programme runs annually, from October to April. It’s designed to enlist the skills, expertise and creativity of Oxford’s staff and students to help the University meet its extremely demanding carbon-reduction targets, which oblige it to cut carbon emissions by 33% compared to 2005/6 levels by the end of 2020/21.

Public Consultation - Design Development For Castle Mill Graduate Accommodation

Published: 14 Oct 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford has held a second public consultation on 14 and 15 October in relation to a developed design proposal for the buildings and landscaping at the Castle Mill site.

University projects in public vote for UK’s best building

Published: 30 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
The Blavatnik School of Government and the Weston Library are facing a public vote launched by the BBC in the run-up to the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Stirling prize announcement.

Trio of University buildings shortlisted for local award

Published: 30 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
Three projects have been shortlisted for Oxford Preservation Trust’s annual awards.

Public Consultation - Design development proposal for Castle Mill Graduate Accommodation

Published: 29 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
Following a first public consultation event in July, the University and its design team have now reviewed all feedback received and have progressed with the design development for the exterior of the Castle Mill site.

Spotlight beckons for Blavatnik and Radcliffe Camera

Published: 21 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
Two University buildings have been shortlisted for the 2016 Lux Awards – a prestigious set of industry prizes that recognise the best, most innovative new lighting systems installed each year.

Capital Projects achieves Customer Service Excellence

Published: 05 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
The Capital Projects team has become the latest in Estates Services to be accredited to the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard. The nationally-recognised CSE standard comprises 57 elements relating to areas such as customer insight, culture, service delivery and quality of customer service.

Open Doors, 10–11 September – come into our venues for free

Published: 07 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
If you love Oxford then don’t miss the chance to visit some of its most remarkable buildings for free this weekend, 10–11 September.

Ground-breaking at Iffley Road Sports Centre

Published: 05 Sep 16     Category: Events & Awards
The first turf has now been cut for the new £8.5 million Acer Nethercott Sports Hall at Iffley Road Sports Centre.

Success for Outpatients and the Weston Library

Published: 30 Aug 16     Category: Events & Awards
The former Radcliffe Infirmary’s Outpatients’ building and the Weston Library have been shortlisted for two prestigious awards.

Public Consultation - Presentation of proposals for a new goods lift at Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road, Oxford

Published: 08 Jul 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University has held a public consultation on 9 July where proposals for a new goods lift to serve the existing basement beneath the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) courtyard have been set out.

Public Consultation - Design Development for Castle Mill Graduate Accommodation

Published: 01 Jul 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford has held a first public consultation on 1 and 2 July in relation to design proposals for the exterior of the Castle Mill graduate accommodation site.

National architecture awards for two University buildings

Published: 24 Jun 16     Category: Events & Awards
The Blavatnik School of Government and the Weston Library are among the winners of the 2016 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) National Awards. These prestigious awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

Over 50 awards presented at Sustainability Showcase

Published: 20 Jun 16     Category: Events & Awards
The first annual Sustainability Showcase event, organised by the Environmental Sustainability team, took place on 15 June at the Blavatnik School of Government. Building on the success of the Green Impact awards held for the previous two years, the event recognised and rewarded staff and students for environmental sustainability projects, ideas, and progress through the year, with over 50 awards being presented across five programmes.

Oxford wins International Sustainable Campus Network award

Published: 20 Jun 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University has been selected as a winner of this year’s International Sustainable Campus Network Excellence Awards in the Innovative Collaboration Category. Our entry – led by Lucinda Lay, Carbon Reduction Project Manager in the Environmental Sustainability team – was selected as an outstanding example of ‘excellence in the integration of sustainability-focused projects with the core education and research mission of the institution’.

Oxford Bike week: Cyclists Breakfast

Published: 13 Jun 16     Category: Events & Awards
To celebrate Oxford Bike Week (11-19 June), the University's Sustainability Team is inviting staff to a free breakfast at the University Club on Mansfield Road on 15 June between 7.30am and 10.30am.

Trio of University buildings scoop five coveted architecture awards

Published: 03 May 16     Category: Events & Awards
Three University buildings have won a total of five prizes at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) regional South awards.

Architects Journal shortlists Weston Library for Award

Published: 22 Apr 16     Category: Events & Awards
The Architects Journal has announced that the Weston Library is one of six projects in the running for its 2016 Building of the Year Award.

Wytham Woods documentary scoops national award

Published: 11 Apr 16     Category: Events & Awards
A BBC4 documentary filmed at Wytham Woods has won the Science and Natural History Programme Award at the 2016 Royal Television Society awards.

Maths Building shortlisted for environmental award

Published: 25 Jan 16     Category: Events & Awards
The Andrews Wiles Building, on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site, has been shortlisted for the CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards 2016 in the project of the year – public use category.

Summertown House shortlisted for award

Published: 27 Nov 15     Category: Events & Awards
The major refurbishment of the University’s Summertown House graduate accommodation is a regional finalist in the Civic Trust Awards.

Art work unveiled at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Published: 13 Nov 15     Category: Events & Awards
A new piece of public art has been unveiled at a ceremony at the Andrew Wiles Building.

Family Day at Wytham – Saturday 15 August

Published: 12 Aug 15     Category: Events & Awards
A project to build two traditional Japanese kilns, one willow and one brick, in the heart of Wytham Woods is firing up a lot of interest.

Big Wild Sleepout at Wytham Woods

Published: 08 Jul 15     Category: Events & Awards
Wytham Woods has linked up with the RSPB to organise a family camping event.

Going for Gold – Green Impact Awards 2015

Published: 22 Jun 15     Category: Events & Awards
Green Impact Along with a host of other successes, two University departments struck Gold in this year’s Green Impact Awards.

Weston Library shortlisted for construction award

Published: 03 Jun 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Weston Library (formerly New Bodleian Library) has been shortlisted for the prestigious British Construction Industry Awards in the Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m) category.

Wytham Woods – spring events

Published: 23 Apr 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Wytham Woods team is gearing up for a hectic schedule of events this spring.

Natural History Museum – award finalist

Published: 23 Apr 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Natural History Museum roof restoration has been announced as a finalist in the Constructing Excellence Awards.

Tree planting commemorates founding father of ecology

Published: 25 Mar 15     Category: Events & Awards
Three hornbeam trees were planted at Wytham Woods on International Forest Day, 21 March, to mark the forthcoming publication of Professor Charles Elton’s diaries and a display in the Oxford Museum of Natural History. The diaries cover his visits to Wytham Woods and the Oxfordshire landscape from the early 1940s when the Woods were bequeathed to the University.

Weston Library reopens to the public

Published: 23 Mar 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Bodleian Libraries’ new Weston Library on Broad Street opened to the public on 21 March, following the three-year, £80m transformation of the building formerly known as the New Bodleian.

Museum roof project wins Civic Trust Award

Published: 19 Mar 15     Category: Events & Awards
The project to repair and conserve the leaky glass-tiled roof of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History has won a prize for Conservation in this year’s Civic Trust Awards.

Excellent – BREEAM rating for Andrew Wiles Building

Published: 10 Feb 15     Category: Events & Awards
The new Mathematical Institute on the ROQ site, the Andrew Wiles Building, has received BREEAM Excellent certification, the second highest award under this environmental assessment methodology.

Oxford rated fifth in international Green Metric league

Published: 09 Feb 15     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford has been ranked fifth out of 360 universities from 62 countries – and third in the UK – in Universitas Indonesia’s Green Metric Ranking of World Universities.

Estates Services Staff Awards announced

Published: 04 Feb 15     Category: Events & Awards
We recently announced the winners of our first annual Staff Awards, which recognise and celebrate excellence in the work of teams across our department. We invited all Estates Services staff to nominate teams, including their own, which they felt had excelled in either of two categories, Project/Initiative of the Year and Inter-team Working.

Get involved with The Big Garden Birdwatch: 24-25 January

Published: 20 Jan 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Big Garden Birdwatch is back and Estates Services’ Environmental Sustainability team is encouraging as many University staff and students to take part.

Museum lighting commended in LUX Awards

Published: 27 Nov 14     Category: Events & Awards
The impressive lighting project at the Museum of National History has been Commended in the Hospitality & Leisure Project of the Year category of the 2014 annual LUX Awards.

Estates projects feature in Regeneration Showcase

Published: 17 Nov 14     Category: Events & Awards
Three Estates Services projects are featuring in a Regeneration Showcase being exhibited at the Customer Service Centre at St Aldate’s Chambers, from 17 November to 12 December 2014, and later at Oxford Central Library from 5 to 31 January.

High tourism rating for Sheldonian Theatre

Published: 17 Nov 14     Category: Events & Awards
The Sheldonian Theatre has been awarded a score of 84% by Visit England – only 5% of venues score this highly on their first assessment visit.

University Parks hosts ‘Havel’s Place’

Published: 13 Nov 14     Category: Events & Awards
University Parks has become the seventh place in the world to host a ‘Havel’s Place’ installation, designed to evoke the memory of Václav Havel − writer, thinker, human rights activist and President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic – who died in 2011.

Conservation team awarded by Oxfordshire Preservation Trust

Published: 10 Nov 14     Category: Events & Awards
Estates Services projects scooped both a Plaque and a Certificate in the 2014 Oxford Preservation Trust Awards' Building Conservation category.

Big Data Institute Shortlisted for Green Award

Published: 02 Oct 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Big Data Institute building (BDI), which forms part of the University’s Old Road Campus research site, has been shortlisted for the Buildings & Energy Efficiency (BE&E) awards.

National Site Award for Radcliffe Primary Care Building

Published: 03 May 16     Category: Events & Awards
Members of the construction team from Laing O’Rourke – main contractor on the refurbishment of the old Radcliffe Infirmary Outpatients Building, now the Radcliffe Primary Care Building – have won a national site award.

Public consultation - Presentation of the Vision and Masterplan for land at Osney Mead Industrial Estate, Oxford.

Published: 06 Jul 16     Category: Events & Awards
The University of Oxford has held a public consultation where the vision and masterplan for the redevelopment of the Osney Mead Industrial Estate has been displayed.

Royal visit to Oxford’s first non-residential Passivhaus

Published: 19 May 17     Category: Events & Awards
HRH Prince Charles visited Oxford this week, looking in at Kellogg College to see its innovative new Hub building, which opened its doors at the start of the month.

Royal visitor opens University buildings

Published: 11 May 16     Category: Events & Awards
HRH The Duke of Cambridge visited Oxford on 11 May to open the Blavatnik School of Government and the Weston Library.

Success in Green Gown Awards 2014

Published: 05 Nov 14     Category: Events & Awards
The Environmental Sustainability team has been Highly Commended in the 10th annual Green Gown Awards.

Weston Library recognised by Oxford Preservation Trust

Published: 13 Nov 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Weston Library has been presented with a plaque by the Oxford Preservation Trust at its annual award ceremony. The four-year project to transform the library was nominated in the Building Conservation category.

Weston Library Shortlisted for Civic Trust Award

Published: 03 Mar 17     Category: Events & Awards
The transformation of the Weston Library has been nominated for a prize in the 2017 Civic Trust Awards.

Weston Library shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Award

Published: 01 Oct 15     Category: Events & Awards
The Weston Library has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award. The four-year project to transform the library is one of 32 schemes from across the UK to be considered for the prestigious honour.

Weston Library Wins Civic Trust Award

Published: 13 Mar 17     Category: Events & Awards
The renovated Weston Library has won a Civic Trust Award for outstanding architecture, planning and design.

Weston Library: Building of the Year

Published: 09 Jun 16     Category: Events & Awards
The Weston Library has scooped yet another award, this time for the prestigious Building of the Year.

Oxford makes construction awards shortlist

Published: 15 Oct 14     Category: Events & Awards
Two University buildings were shortlisted for the 27th annual British Construction Industry Awards announced on 8 October.

FM team reach awards finals

Published: 15 Oct 14     Category: Events & Awards
The Estates Services FM team were finalists in the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards in the In-house FM team of the year category, announced on 13 October.