Government housing team tours Barton Park
Grosvenor’s Strategic Land team welcomed a delegation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to Barton Park in Oxfordshire this week to showcase the project’s progress.
Members of the ministry’s strategy team were given a tour of the 94-acre development, to understand how the vision for the site is being delivered.
Developed by Grosvenor in partnership with Oxford City Council, Barton Park includes 885 new homes, a primary school, food store, community hub and a new linear park. It beat over 110 applicants to be selected as one of 10 NHS Healthy New Towns, which seek to tackle health and wellbeing challenges such as dementia, obesity and community cohesion through innovative design and long-term stewardship.
The visit focused in particular on how the principles of the Healthy New Towns programme are being put into practice, as well as how the scheme will link to the existing community at Barton. Members of the team were also given a tour of the new homes by Hill as part of the project’s first phase – Mosaics – where the first new residents have already started to move in.
Louisa Nie, Senior Development Manager, Grosvenor Strategic Land, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “Barton Park is a fantastic example of what strong development partnerships can achieve, focusing on high-quality design and delivery to not only create new homes, but support healthy communities in the long-term.
“Through our master developer role, we want to create places people are proud to live in and are keen to share this best practice approach with the wider industry.”
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Barton Park features at the Landscape Institute Awards 2016
Barton Park masterplanners, Terence O’Rourke, wins
“highly commended” award in the Urban and Masterplanning category at last
week’s awards ceremony.
planning and design consultancy Terence O'Rourke has won the “highly commended”
award in the Urban and Masterplanning category at the 2016 Landscape Institute
Awards for its work on Barton Park, Oxford.
year, the LI Awards are presented to landscape professionals in recognition of
their outstanding work, and to encourage excellence. The Landscape Institute
applauds those working on the most innovative projects to have shaped, restored
and protected the natural and built environment.
unique and innovative Barton Park development is promoted by Barton Oxford LLP,
a partnership between Grosvenor Developments Ltd and Oxford City Council.
comprehensive design includes 885 new homes, a community hub with primary
school, a mixed-use local centre, leisure and community facilities and
strategic open space.
landscape-led plan is fundamental to the successful delivery of a high quality
and vibrant place for people to live and work.
Andy Sharpe, Director of Project Management - Strategic Land
has commented “The aim at Barton Park is to deliver an exemplar project. This
aspiration is now taking shape, with a significant proportion
of the primary infrastructure implemented and construction of the
first phase of housing starting on site. As well as providing much needed
housing in Oxford, the project will bring about tangible benefits to adjacent
communities and create an integrated and sustainable new neighbourhood.”
Burton, Design Director at Terence O’Rourke,
said: “We are delighted that our masterplanning and landscape design
work on Barton Park has been recognised
by this award. It is a testament to the consistently high quality and
innovative results that our team delivers.
On Site Update Report November 2016
Barton Park is taking shape and Blackwell's continue to make good progress.
Please click here to read their latest update report.
On Site Update Report August 2016
Progress at the Barton Park construction site is well underway and C A Blackwell has sent in this update report.
Click the link here to read more.
Consultation Day - Saturday 5th December 2015 10am-2pm
The Barton Park team held a consultation day on Saturday 5th December 2015 click here to view the proposals.
Blackwell wants to meet you!
Blackwell, the main contractor delivering the infrastructure works at Barton Park, is holding a "meet the buyer event" on Wednesday 21st October between 10am-4pm at Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus, Headington.
This is a great opportunity for locally based suppliers and contractors to introduce themselves to the Blackwell project team and their buyers.
If you are interested in attending on 21st October, please register by emailing email@example.com
Click this link to open the full flyer which gives further details of this event.
Hill Residential Design Boards July 2015
Progress Update No.5 July 2015
Hill Residential Design Boards
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Barton Park Progress Update No.3 - March 2015
Barton Park infrastructure works given the go-ahead
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Barton Park Drop-in session invitation on 16th and 18th December 2014
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Barton Park wins top planning award
Reserved Matters Application presentation to Oxford City Council Members
Planning applications and programme
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the recent Park and Open Spaces Consultation
Park & Open Spaces Consultation
Creating a sense of identity
We wanted our new Oxford development to have an identity that was popular with the local community, as well as being memorable and appealing to a wider audience.
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