Terence O’Rourke was appointed by Grosvenor to provide planning strategy advice and prepare a master plan for a sustainable urban extension of up to 1,000 dwellings at Barton, as part of a bid to become Oxford City Council’s joint venture partner. Grosvenor subsequently won the bid process and we were appointed jointly by Oxford City Council and Grosvenor to provide master planning and landscape architectural services.
The master plan was based on careful analysis of the site and the surrounding context, and aimed to reinterpret traditional building forms distinct to Oxford in a contemporary architectural form. It also sought to replicate Oxford’s reputation for a perfect blend of high quality urban living in harmony with its natural surroundings.
The vision was to deliver a cohesive, integrated and vibrant new community that would help bring about regeneration in the adjoining neighbourhoods of Barton and Northway.
Barton has also been selected as part of the NHS Healthy New Towns scheme.
Construction is now underway on Phase 1.
2017: Housing design Awards: Shortlisted
2016: The Landscape Institute Awards - Highly Commended - Best Urban Design/ Master planning Category
2014: Planning Awards - Planning for Housing Growth – Winner