William Morris Close, Oxford
Scheme Summary: 86 Residential Units
Site Status: Completed August 2022
Cantay Estates purchased this site 2012 as part of our acquisition of the former Lord Nuffield Club. In 2013 the club building was sold to Chapel Street Community Church after planning permission was achieved for conversion to a free school. The residual part of the site comprised a circa 3 acre former playing field which was retained for future development.
Following multiple attempts Cantay secured a planning permission for a development of 86 dwellings in early 2020 including 50% affordable housing, the provision of a large element of public open space, and a £600,000 contribution for the improvement of sports facilities at other City sites as mitigation for the alleged loss of the sports facilities. It is anticipated that the latter will be substantially expended on the resurfacing and remodelling of the existing facility at St Gregory the Great School where a Community Use Agreement is envisaged.
The proposed development was forward sold to Legal & General Affordable Homes on a turnkey basis. All of the properties are now to be of an affordable tenure and therefore this is now a 100% affordable housing development.
The development was completed in 3 Phases with the final phase handed over to L&G AH 3 months ahead of programme.
Architects: Miakoda Designs
Planning Consultants: JPPC
Contractors: W E Black Ltd
Civil Engineers: Glanville Consultants Ltd
Structural Engineers: Beals
Landscape Consultants: Adams Habermehl Ltd