Oxford College gets go-ahead for £500m homes scheme

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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An Oxford college’s £500m plan for 480 new homes and business sites has been approved by planners.

Oxford North innovation district will include housing and work-space for start-ups
Oxford North innovation district will include housing and work-space for start-ups

Thomas White Oxford, the development company of St John’s College is driving the plan for Oxford North innovation district.

A 180-bedroom hotel and shops will be included in the scheme, which will receive £10m of government funding.

To kick-start the Oxford North plan, TWO is pumping £100m into providing power and utilities, in addition to the infrastructure improvements to the A40 and A44 alongside public funding support.

William Donger, director, Thomas White Oxford said: We have reached a milestone in Oxford North’s project which has been nearly 10 years in the making.

“We believe this project will be truly transformational. It will deliver high-quality workspace for start-ups such as high-tech university spin-outs and businesses, much-needed housing including 168 affordable homes, investment in infrastructure for all forms of transport, new green spaces and a new sustainable community for Oxford in which we can all be proud.

“This project will help the City Council to secure the £15.9m government infrastructure funding.”

The professional team included Fletcher Priest Architects, Gardiner & Theobald and Hoare Lea.

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