Developing new homes
We’ve got ambitious plans to meet the growing demand for new, affordable homes in our area – helping local people to rent or buy in an increasingly unaffordable market.
We’re currently developing about 300 new, affordable homes a year – including houses, flats and specialist accommodation for older people.
Here are just a few examples of some of our recent development work.
Our extra care developments are providing a new way to live independently for longer. They give residents their own home within a secure environment, with the added benefit of 24-hour onsite care and support.
We employ full-time scheme managers to manage the day-to-day running of the unit.
Facilities onsite include a hair salon, meeting room, laundry, IT area, TV lounge, guest rooms, and assisted bathroom.
Situated close to the Chiltern Hills – an ideal base from which to explore the wider Oxfordshire area.
The town offers excellent facilities for shopping – mixing well-known retail chains with individual specialist shops, with a traditional market held every week.
Windmill Place was constructed by David Wilson Homes. It consists of forty, one and two-bedroom flats; thirty of which are for rent and ten for shared ownership.
Situated in scenic south Oxfordshire, lying between the Chiltern Hills and the Berkshire Downs, both designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty.
In total there are forty, one and two-bedroom flats, ten for shared ownership and thirty for rent.
Towse Court opened in April 2015. It was designed by TSH Architects and constructed by Leadbitter Construction. The Homes and Communities Agency provided £1.2m of grant funding.
Park Road, Didcot
Didcot is a growing and vibrant town in south Oxfordshire.
Park Road is part of Great Western Park, a strategic housing site on the western fringe of the town.
Bloor Homes are constructing 61 affordable homes, 43 of which will be affordable rent, with the remaining 18 being shared ownership.
The mix of homes was agreed with South Oxfordshire District Council to ensure that local housing needs were being catered for. They include one-bed flats, and two, three and four-bed houses.
Bakers Piece, Kingston Blount
Kingston Blount is a village approximately four miles southeast of Thame in south Oxfordshire. The village is at the foot of the Chiltern Hills escarpment.
The site was previously occupied by Bakers Piece House which provided 15 units of sheltered accommodation including six bedsits, eight one-bed flats, and one two-bed flat.
Over recent years the scheme suffered from increasing void levels as the bedsits became unpopular and not suitable for modern day sheltered accommodation.
After extensive consultation with the residents and the parish council, we decided to redevelop the site.
The new scheme consists of two one-bed flats, four two-bed flats, one two-bed house and three, three-bed houses. All the properties are available for rent.
Construction work was undertaken by Feltham Construction and John Hallam Associates were the architects.
The redevelopment works were completed in March 2015. £384,000 of recycled grant funding was used.
Development Related Spending
We update our development related spending associated with firm schemes, which is over £500, quarterly. This is in line with the 16-21 Grant Agreement with the HCA.