Oxfordshire continues to see economic growth significantly above the national average
but its competitiveness is being hampered by being the least affordable place to live nationally.
Oxfordshire continues to see economic growth significantly above the national average but its competitiveness is being hampered by being the least affordable place to live nationally.
What is Bayswater?
This sustained level of economic and population growth and underlying demographic change has created a housing demand which Oxford has been unable to match with housing supply.
The growth and desirability of Oxford has driven house prices to rise (now 17 times average earnings compared to 6 times earnings only ten years ago) significantly. Oxford’s average house prices are now twice that of the national average. Following an assessment of housing need and growth forecasts, Oxfordshire’s councils and the Oxfordshire Growth Board have been working together to identify the best locations for growth.
Bayswater is a residential-led development scheme proposed on land immediately adjacent to Barton Park, a scheme being developed on the A40 in a joint venture between Oxford City Council and Grosvenor Estates.
A truly exciting solution
Bayswater’s location is unparalleled in terms of its sustainability credentials. The project will be an exciting urban extension to Oxford, with Bayswater located just 2.5 miles outside of the city centre. Travelling into Oxford will be available easily and quickly by bicycle, walking or bus – Bayswater is perfectly located and connected for all modes of transport. Whilst further afield, major economic hubs of London, Birmingham and Cambridge (via the new Knowledge Arc infrastructure) can be reached easily by rail, with Oxford Parkway station within 3.5 miles.
Sustainability is at the heart of the Bayswater scheme. Our location allows for environmental and transport-related sustainability to be achieved, as its proximity to the centre of Oxford will promote more non-car travel with improved cycle and walking links to major transport, work, leisure and retail hubs. This is fundamental to our aspirations and values.
A Sustainability Appraisal was prepared on behalf of Christ Church Oxford and Dorchester Residential Management, which considers a number of key environmental variables to determine Bayswater’s sustainability levels. In comparison with other sites under consideration to deliver homes for Oxford and South Oxfordshire, the study clearly demonstrates that Bayswater is the most sustainable option for development that has been put forward to meet housing need.
2.5 MILES TO OXFORD CITY CENTRE
3.5 MILES TO OXFORD PARKWAY STATION