Barton Park Oxford
Barton Park in Oxford has set a new benchmark for outstanding housing design delivered at scale
The project includes 885 homes, of which 40% are for social rent, alongside major new community assets – from a new primary school and sports pavilion, to allotments and a ten-acre park. These hubs are designed to support the coming together of new residents with the existing neighbourhood of Barton.
Barton Park has been a demonstrator site for the NHS Healthy New Towns programme, showing how better places can support healthier living and address longstanding health inequalities in this area. As well as a masterplan to support outdoor exercise, walking and cycling, we have worked closely with NHS teams and the council to look at how services are delivered.
Working in a partnership with Oxford City Council, we delivered and funded the site-wide infrastructure that has allowed development to take place quickly – with multiple housebuilders on site building in line with a coherent design code.