wednesday 18 april 2018

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Listen to the people making the decisions on the future of Oxfordshire and be challenged by speakers with different views and approaches to the many issues driving the region.


Edward briggs

Edward Briggs
Partner, Rural

Edward has worked in the rural property industry for 26 years. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and an RICS Accredited Expert Witness. He specialises in advising landowners and occupiers on a wide range of property issues and also undertakes dispute resolution work. He principally practices in Southern England, Eastern England and the Home Counties. Edward is also a Director of Thame Farmers Auction Mart Limited.



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Rob Hopwood
Partner, Planning

Robs work covers the full spectrum of planning legislation from site specific issues to strategy on planning new sustainable communities and regeneration projects, with special emphasis on the identification of strategic scale development opportunities including new settlements. He advises on planning strategy and procedures to best promote a development proposal to permission/ allocation and he also leads multi-disciplinary project teams to steer major development proposals through the planning process.



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Patrick McMahon
Senior Partner

Patrick has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry. He was elected Senior Partner in 2010 and combines the role with that of Strategic Advisor to some of the firm’s major investment and development clients. Patrick is working across the Golden Triangle in London, Milton Keynes and Oxford on mixed-use regeneration schemes where we provide strategic development advice, financial modelling, funding, planning and leasing services on a co-ordinated basis. Patrick is the lead partner for Oxpens, one of the largest development areas in central Oxford. The £200 million mixed-use scheme is a joint venture between Oxford City Council and Nuffield College, Oxford. The JV has acquired land from London and Continental Railways in the heart of Oxford’s West End that will see a new neighbourhood created with hundreds of new homes, innovation space and form part of a new social sciences quarter.  






See Oxford at street level and view the changing architectural vernacular as it strives to become one of the most innovative and progressive Cities in northern Europe.

The Oxford Property Walk - led by Derek Farrow, Partner, Project Management

The architectural vernacular of Oxford is constantly evolving and this will be an opportunity to see at street level how modern Oxford is reacting to the many pressures it now faces as one of the most innovative and progressive Cities in northern Europe. Using the backdrop of the Oxford Colleges, the OPF Walk will follow a route around the major projects currently happening in Oxford and provide walking delegates with a feel of some the capital spend planned by the Oxford Colleges.

As part of the walk, delegates will also have an opportunity to visit Westgate Oxford, one of the most exciting new retail projects to open in the UK in the past decade. Officially opened in October2017, it is breaking new records for its innovative design, shop layouts and contribution toward the GDP of Oxfordshire. Working closely with the team at Westgate and Land, it will be an opportunity to see behind the scenes of one of the most successful new retail developments in Northern Europe.




Celebrating success is essential and the giving of awards is a simple but effective way of saying, well done and across Oxfordshire, there is much to celebrate.

The first shortlist identifying the finest talent among Oxfordshire’s property industry has been published.

A total of 24 finalists have made it onto the Oxfordshire Property Awards shortlist which will be announced at a sold-out black tie dinner on April 18, the climax to the inaugural Oxfordshire Property Festival.

Bidwells are sponsoring the award for "BEST USE OF LAND"

More details available here.




At any festival, music is often the glue which brings everyone together. Working with local musicians, music will play a part of the Festival and making it a success. 

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