Press release: 12.10.16
Terence O’Rourke has been shortlisted in this year’s Landscape Institute Awards for its work on Barton Park, a new mixed-use residential neighbourhood on the north eastern edge of Oxford.
The award-winning planning and design consultancy’s work is shortlisted in the category of Urban Design and Masterplanning, one of only two projects shortlisted in this category.
The development is promoted by Barton Oxford LLP, a partnership between Grosvenor Developments Ltd and Oxford City Council and comprises 885 new homes, a community hub with primary school, mixed use local centre, leisure and community facilities and strategic open space.
Andy Sharpe, Director of Strategic Land for Grosvenor, explained that Barton has been landscape-led which is fundamental to adding value and to the successful delivery of a high quality and vibrant place for people to live and work. He added “the aim at Barton Park has been to deliver an exemplar project. As well as delivering much needed housing at Oxford, the project aims to bring about tangible benefits to adjacent communities and create an integrated and sustainable new neighbourhood.”
The LI Awards are presented to landscape professionals in recognition of their outstanding work, and to encourage excellence. Every year, the LI applauds those working on the most innovative projects to have shaped, restored and protected the natural and built environment.
The winners will be announced during a ceremony in London on 24 November.