Richard has been integral to the success of the Oxfordshire property market over the last 15 years through his work in the education and science and technology sectors.

Driven by his genuine commitment to help, our regional office partner has an excellent reputation for successfully delivering projects and providing clients with a dedicated and considerate service, above and beyond the expected standards.

Richard and his team have delivered over 1,300 new student rooms in the last five years, supporting Oxford’s desperate shortage of student accommodation. His attention is now drawn to championing sustainable developments and elevating sustainable design within client briefs.

He is committed and believes in communicating with project stakeholders to test and challenge a brief with a ‘no surprises’ culture and deliver buildings which exceed the expectations of those involved, collaborating with passionate experts across the sector throughout.

As the spearhead of growth in Oxford, Richard ensures innovative thinking and fresh insights for consideration are shared with his team. He recognises the importance of listening and providing the team with the freedom and support they deserve so everyone feels challenged and positively thrives.

Richard provides excellent professional advice, is sensitive to a client's eccentric requirements and simply gets things done efficiently.
Afifi al-Akiti - Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Richard Todd and his team have been supporting the University for over 10 years, delivering high-priority, complex capital projects.
Dr David Prout - Pro‐Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources). University of Oxford


Ox Prop Fest 2021

  • Commercial Development of the Year award for the Zeus building at Harwell Science and innovation Campus
  • Property Leader of the Year 

Ox Prop Fest 2020 

  • Project of the Year award for the HB Allen Centre, Keble College 
  • Best Interior (Cool and Funky) for OSE’s (Oxford Science Enterprises) The Grassroots space 
  • Property Agent of the Year 



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In Bidwells’ latest groundbreaking report, The Productivity Engine, we uncover the fundamental role that space plays in understanding - and solving - the UK’s productivity problems.

The Productivity Engine

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This thought-provoking panel discusses the evolution of life sciences and real estate, focusing on key themes like sustainability, the importance of community and early engagement with tenants. Listen as respected industry leaders share their insights on building flexible spaces and innovation clusters that support growth.

Evolution of real estate for a new era of science and technology

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Science and real estate call for national effort to make Britain a scientific superpower

Creating a Scientific Superpower Conference

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New PM Boris Johnson used his first speech outside No 10 to deliver an energetic new narrative around the UK economy. Those listening with an interest in Oxfordshire and science and technology will have sat up a number of times, writes Head of Oxford, Richard Todd.

Is Oxfordshire set for take-off aboard Boris’s economic rocket ship?

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Lab of the future- for web Webinar 14.04.21

As the science & technology sector evolves, so too must its real estate. The utilisation of AI, robotics and cloud-based research data is changing the way scientists work and the spaces they occupy. Demand and pace of start-ups and spin-outs is rapidly changing the market.

Under the microscope: Lab design for the future

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The ARC Events 14.01.21

The Arc is home to world-leading Science and tech companies. But how can we ensure they attract the best talent, from top universities, to enable this sector to flourish? And can we provide the development and infrastructure needed to retain them?

Unleashing the Arc: Academia, Science and Tech

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The Levine Building

Oxford University’s Trinity College wanted to provide new modern academic and communities spaces for their students ready for the start of a new academic year.


Dorothy Wadham Building, Wadham College

A disused commercial space was transformed into brand new, high-quality accommodation for over 100 students, with a focus on utilising sustainable technologies.


The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College

A stunning, modern building for one of Oxford's most historic colleges. The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre provides students with state-of-the-art music facilities, teaching space and a dance studio in a superb setting.

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Tinbergen ACM and demolition

A complex demolition and rebuilding project of a 1960s building that became inoperable due to the presence of asbestos.


Dr Lee Shau Kee Building and William Doo Undergraduate Centre

An ambitious project to build two buildings for one of Oxford’s most iconic colleges, the new access centre accommodates students from a range of backgrounds. Featuring various stunning design elements, the project is nestled between some of the oldest buildings in the city.


Keble College

A first for Oxford - a 1,600 sq m, £70m graduate centre, opened by the Duke of Cambridge in September 2019, housing 255 graduates, with the basement research space let to OSE. We project managed the construction and design teams to ensure delivery of this city centre development.

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