We won!

We’re thrilled to have won Best Housing Solution for Oxfordshire at the 2018 inaugural Oxfordshire Property Festival. 


That’s right – 2018 was the inaugural year of the Oxfordshire Property Festival & we’re delighted to have won Best Housing Solution for Oxfordshire on the night!

Festival Background:   The festival is the result of a partnership between UK Property Forums & OxLEP & is the first of it’s kind in the county of Oxfordshire, UK – a unique property event designed to celebrate the diversity of the property sector.  An opportunity for businesses and individuals working within the sector to be involved in the latest thinking for the region and to showcase some of the new projects which have been completed there.

Festival events were located around the historical and world famous locations of Corpus Christi College and the Bodleian Libraries in the centre of Oxford.  They comprised talks, walks & debates celebrating the county’s development, alongside consideration of the issues around its rapid growth.

Chief Executive of OxLEP Nigel Tipple, said the festival was established to “showcase the world-class investment opportunities that exist across Oxfordshire, as well as celebrating associated property success.”



Tipple continued “Oxfordshire continues to reaffirm it’s world-leading economic position, and PwC’s Good Growth for Cities report announced Oxford as one of the two highest-performing cities (in relation to growth) anywhere in the UK.”

Best Housing Solution Award:   The award was for a “plan, idea or business plan which provides a solution for helping to provide new housing and helps to solve the housing challenges for the county of Oxfordshire.”  The judging criteria stated that “entries could showcase new innovative ideas and approaches to housing delivery such as off site and modern methods of constriction (MMC).”  Evidence could be numerical, including others award’s won, or carefully crafted words, but entries had to reflect “Oxfordshire’s needs for housing and construction” (info quoted from the application form).

Kiss House: Best Housing Solution for Oxfordshire, award submission


Kiss House Wins:   With both the first Kiss House having been built in Oxfordshire & our design office / co-founders office in the centre of Oxford we were keen to enter Kiss in the category of Best Housing Solution.  Our submission focussed on Kiss House as a “model of simplicity & sustainability.”

Kiss House aims “to avoid the problems and wastages that come with one-off house design by giving customers affordable, sustainable, beautiful homes customised for them and delivered to the highest possible design and construction standards.”

We’re thrilled to have won & would like to everyone who made the festival happen – particularly the organisers OxLEP & UK Property forums, the judges and all those who entered.

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Best wishes

The Kiss House Team