Congratulations to our Oxford studio whose projects have recently received two awards and a commendation in the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2011.
The Awards, now in their 34th year, recognise projects that make a contribution to Oxford by the conservation or improvement of the built and natural environment, which adds to the Trust’s work to protect the character of the city.
A building conservation award was received for the Meadow Building, Christ Church, ‘where care and craftsmanship has produced a fine work of restoration and repair to the south elevation, ensuring that this iconic facade is preserved for the future’. We were the masonry restoration and conservation consultants for the project.
The Watching Loft of Sir Robert Danvers at Christ Church Cathedral, for which Jane Kennedy is the Cathedral Architect, also received an award. The structure was commended for being ‘unobtrusively and ingeniously repaired, demonstrating the Cathedral’s commitment to conservation’. Price and Myers were the structural engineers and the contractor was Cliveden Consulting.
The Narthex at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford received a Letter of Commendation. The project was led by Michael Morrison.
Chairman of the Trust, Professor Malcolm Airs commented: ‘The range of projects, from the grand to the vernacular, encapsulates something of the spirit of Oxford as a place. We have been delighted to see so many excellent entries all contributing to what the City has to offer.’