Making Bayswater a great place to live

These are the seven ways that we’ll make sure our beautiful, sustainable neighbourhood in the heart of Oxfordshire works for the existing community and new generations to come.

1. Renewable and low carbon technologies

Bayswater will offer attractive, sustainable homes built with high levels of insulation and renewable technologies, paving the way for a reduced carbon footprint with no on-site fossil fuels.

2. Protecting ecology and biodiversity

Bayswater will work with its surrounding natural environment, not against it, and we’re aiming to exceed the Local Plan benchmark for net gain in biodiversity. We are locating the housing within an extensive landscape framework, comprising areas of publicly accessible green space, a variety of parkland areas and river meadows. All to encourage local people to be at one with nature. But we’ll also ensure key natural areas are protected as sanctuaries for local wildlife that shouldn’t be disturbed.

3. Creating homes for everyone

Our range of buying and rental options for beautiful homes, community connections and focus on local people will make Bayswater a place where everyone has the opportunity to prosper and be part of a thriving community.

4. Cultivating a thriving community

Bayswater will provide a vibrant, healthy community where care for wellbeing and the environment is paramount. Thoughtfully-designed community amenities, green leisure space and integration with local support services will put community values at the heart of Bayswater.

5. Designing for greener travel

At Bayswater, connectivity is key. Bayswater will be designed to make greener travel the preferred option, and future-proofed to support emerging sustainable technologies. We will put cycling and walking first, together with provision for regular bus services and bus priority measures. We will encourage greener travel at every step, providing electric bike and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging facilities.

6. Long-term stewardship

Under our stewardship, Bayswater will be a place that works for local people. We want the community to be involved in Bayswater’s journey from vision to reality and will be establishing a group of community representatives to help us do just that. Christ Church and Dorchester Residential Management are committed to meeting local needs before, during and beyond construction and occupation of our homes.

7. Embodying excellent design and local heritage

Good isn’t enough. Bayswater will be a great place to live. The rich cultural heritage of Oxford and the beauty of its surrounding countryside will inform Bayswater’s design, making for a place that celebrates the area with homes and a community to be proud of. We will be embracing the existing character of the area, restoring the listed buildings at Wick Farm and ensuring they integrate harmoniously with our new buildings.

Read our vision for Bayswater