A design for life: New Council homes at Cumberlege Close

A brand new development of nine homes, built for families on the Oxford City Council waiting list.

Cumberlege Close, Marston Oxford

Nine new homes built on a site once used for sheltered housing

The row of new family homes include: 2 x two-bed, 4 x  three-bed and 3 x four-bed houses.

About Cumberlege Close

The development has been supported with £495,000 in funding from the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Partnership.

The new houses will be let at a social rent and are in three stepped blocks. Gable ends, pitched roofs and construction in buff brick and grey tiling provide a modern take on nearby homes while remaining sympathetic to the overall character of the area.

To encourage biodiversity the development includes bat and bird boxes, as well as bee bricks in outside walls of the houses. Bee bricks provide nesting spaces for solitary bees to lay their eggs, while blue tits have already moved into one of the bird boxes

Helen Horne, managing director of OX Place, said: “When we talk about building the right homes for Oxford we mean homes that are comfortable, sustainable and that add value to the local community – a design for life. I think we’ve achieved this with Cumberlege Close and we’re proud to see the Council now letting these lovely new homes.”

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Nine Family Homes for Social Rent

19% beyond current carbon reduction requirements

A range of biodiversity features

Homes completed October 2021