Housing

Barton Park 
Oxford

Client: Grosvenor Estates

  • Masterplanning

  • Landscape architecture


Awards

2017: Housing design Awards:
Shortlisted

2016: The Landscape Institute Awards – Highly Commended – 
Best Urban Design/Masterplanning Category

2014: Planning Awards – Planning for Housing Growth –
Winner



Terence O’Rourke was appointed by Grosvenor to provide planning strategy advice and prepare a masterplan 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 masterplanning and landscape architectural services.

The masterplan 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.

An outline planning application that included a design code was submitted in May 2013. 



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