Bradlands - Marston
We have been working in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency to build 112 new Council homes in Oxford through the Local Authority New Build Programme (2011-2015).
Our first project is at Bradlands House in Marston. The current accommodation does not meet modern standards for sheltered housing. Due to the layout of the buildings we can't refurbish them so we have decided to completely redevelop the site. The new building will provide at least 45 new flats for older people.
The project is in the planning stage with work expected to start on the site in January 2013.
Cardinal House and Lambourn Road
We have completed our project to build new Council homes at two sites in Oxford. We received funding of £4 million from the Homes and Communities Agency through their Local Authority New Build Programme (2008-2011).
Cardinal House - Littlemore
Cardinal House was an existing sheltered housing scheme of 33 flats. We have completely refurbished the flats with new kitchens and shower rooms. The communal heating is being delivered by biomass fuel and a new roof has been installed. We have also built 20 new flats to Building for Life standards. They have level access showers and wheelchair user space standards.
Old and New Cardinal House
Original North wing and garden New quadrangle garden
New lounge and entrance is started Finished lounge and main entrance
- Cardinal House Site Information (86KB PDF)
- Cardinal House Site Plan (849KB PDF)
- Cardinal House Floor Plan (301KB PDF)
Lambourn Road - Rose Hill
The Lambourn Road site is a development of 38 new homes built to replace 24 prefabricated bungalows that were no longer safe to live in. In their place we have built 10 two bedroom bungalows, 16 three bedroom houses, 2 five bedroom houses and 10 flats. Using modern technology and high performance insulation to reduce the carbon footprint, the homes all meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. We have also installed photovoltaic solar panels to help reduce fuel costs.
Old and New Lambourn Road
Old prefabricated homes New foundations go in
New three bedroom homes New bungalows
- Lambourn Road Site Information (458KB PDF)
- Lambourn Road Site Plan (167KB PDF)
- Lambourn Road Update - September 2010 (875kB PDF)
Break-in and Damage
On Tuesday 30 March 2011 thieves gained access to Cardinal House in an attempt to remove copper pipe work. Water flooded 13 adjacent flats and communal areas which caused a lot of damage to kitchens, walls and floors.
On Sunday 17 April 2011 vandals broke in to six flats at the Lambourn Road site. Hot water tanks in six flats were damaged. The water ran most of the night seriously damaging kitchens, floors, walls and the timber structure.
Residents had moved in to their new homes by September 2011.
We have received very positive feedback from the tenants about the design and layout of their new homes. The benefit of modern heating systems and efficient insulation has been to reduce the cost of heating, hot water and fuel for everyone.
We are very proud of the new homes and have held opening events at each site. We want to show what we can achieve through partnership working and a long term commitment to providing better homes for everyone.
Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East and Councillor Joe McManners from Oxford City Council welcome new tenants to Cardinal House.
Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East, Councillor Joe McManners from Oxford City Council, Jodee Katalanos from the Homes and Communities Agency, David Gough from Lovell welcome Mrs Blackie, a new tenant to Lambourne Road.