Who we are

We build beautiful, sustainable homes that people in Oxford can actually afford

An introduction from Helen

Oxford needs home and Oxford City Council is committed to building them.

In 2016, Oxford City Council established OX Place (formerly Oxford City Housing Ltd.) as its own housing company to create high-quality, genuinely affordable homes in the City.

At OX Place, we’re responsible for building the houses local people need. Our profits are invested back into the city, to provide essential services for local people, and into building more homes for people who need them.

Sustainable, low cost homes for Oxford Oxford City Council has committed to being a net Zero city. Homes are responsible for 30% of a city’s carbon emissions, so getting our homes right is key to us achieving our ambitions.

Sustainable homes are also cheaper to run. They stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They harness renewable energy technology and they’re built using high quality materials.

We’re creating genuinely sustainable, genuinely affordable homes for current and future generations.

“I’m extremely proud of the OX Place story so far and excited for what comes next. Over the coming decade, we will design and build 2,000 homes.”

Helen Horne
Managing Director, OX Place

Let’s talk about OX Place

OX Place is owned by Oxford City Council. We build beautiful, sustainable homes that people in Oxford can actually afford. In fact, we aim to build more than 2,000 new homes for rent and sale in and around Oxford over the coming decade. These will include more than 1,100 council homes with the rest available for shared ownership.

We’re supporting Oxford’s net zero ambitions by building homes that are among the most sustainable social homes being built anywhere in the UK. We realise there’s no point in you having affordable rent if your bills are still out of reach. Using the latest building materials and energy generation technology, we’re making living in Oxford genuinely affordable.

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