Barton Park Oxford

An exemplar mixed-use urban extension

We are partnering with Oxford City Council on Barton Park, a 94 acre residential-led scheme to the north-east of Oxford, England. In September 2013 we secured outline planning approval for up to 885 new homes, alongside a primary school, food store, community hub and a new linear park.

Place naming at Barton Park

Barton Park was one of several names suggested for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and Oxford City Council's residential-led development at Barton. It was clear that everyone wanted a name that connected the existing community at Barton with the new neighbourhood. Children at the local Bayards Hill primary school were asked to create a logo for the new community.

A connected community

Barton Park is located to the north east of Oxford and close to the A40, with excellent links to Oxford city centre which is just a 20 minute cycle ride away and within close proximity to the new Oxford Parkway railway station, which has direct services to London Marylebone.

Our scheme aims to integrate Barton Park with surrounding neighbourhoods by establishing social and physical connections and promoting social cohesion.  Our well thought out master plan inspires cycling and walking and includes community and sports facilities, public realm (including two civic squares to encourage natural gathering points and community engagement) and a strong green infrastructure network of greenways and a linear park.

In March 2016, Barton Park was awarded the NHS England’s Healthy New Town status with emphasis on the health inequalities facing Barton residents but also the importance of community cohesion for the new and existing neighbourhoods.

Sustainable development

The development will incorporate 20% on-site renewable energy generation and meet a minimum Code Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Forty per cent (354) of the homes will be affordable housing.

In November 2016, the housebuilder, Hill – crowned 'Medium-Sized Housebuilder of the Year' at The Housebuilder Awards 2014 – started on site to deliver the first phase of 237 new homes.

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