• Architecture
  • Housing

Between Towns Road, Oxford


This project forms part of the first phase of developments carried out by Oxford City Council’s newly formed housing company. The constrained former petrol station site will be redeveloped to provide 35 new apartments, three houses, and a small new public space.

An elegantly curved apartment building will shield the shared courtyard from the busy main road. Angled mews houses will be located to the rear as a transition to the residential streets to the north whilst avoiding visibility from nearby homes. Fifty per cent of the new homes will be affordable. To maximise long-term sustainability, we incorporated mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, high levels of cycle parking, electric car-charging points, access to a new car club space, and electric bike-charging points.

Project Details:

Transforming a former petrol station site into new homes for Oxford City Council.

Client: Oxford City Housing Ltd.

Construction Value: £8m

Completion: 2022

Location: Oxford