21 Jul 2017

GreenSquare completes new homes in Oxford

GreenSquare has completed 28 contemporary apartments for sale, shared ownership and social rent in Northway, Oxford as part of its project to bring 108 new homes to the city.

Located at Dora Carr Close in the heart of Northway, Headington, the development, called Eleanor House, comprises 13 apartments for sale, 8 for shared ownership and 7 for social rent. 

Eleanor House, was designed by award-winning architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The contemporary apartments offer warm and efficient spaces that are easy to use and maintain and they benefit from an enclosed ‘winter garden’ and on site parking.

All of the properties for sale and shared ownership have now been reserved and residents are set to move in over the next few weeks. 

Rodger Shipway, GreenSquare's Marketing and Sales Manager, said: "Here at GreenSquare, we pride ourselves on creating great places where people want to live and Eleanor House is no exception. These apartments have everything you could want from modern living on the edge of the city – great location, great design, great specification – so it’s no wonder that they have been snapped up as quickly as they have.” 

Eleanor House forms part of a wider project, which will see GreenSquare build 108 homes across Oxford. It has recently completed 40 apartments at Barns Road in Cowley, and work is currently underway on 21 one and two bedroom flats for affordable rent, at Westlands Drive in Northway. A second phase of building work will also see an additional 19 three and four bedroom houses built at Dora Carr Close. 

The building was named in memory of Eleanor Thompson, a former GreenSquare board member, who sadly passed away in October 2014. 

Howard Toplis, GreenSquare’s chief executive, said: “There is no doubt that the country is in the midst of a housing crisis, with an affordable home still out of reach for many. Oxford in particular has notably expensive house prices – in fact the average house price in the city is now 16 times more than the average income – so we are pleased to be able to offer a variety of housing options, including affordable homes, in Northway.

“Across our areas of operation, we have been working on programmes to build a range of homes to suit different needs, focusing on increasing the number of affordable properties, particularly shared ownership, which is an excellent way to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder.” 

Also at Dora Carr Close, GreenSquare has recently finished Northway Community Centre – a new and exciting community venue that has rooms available to hire for a wide variety of activities, events and classes.

To find out more about Eleanor House, visit www.greensquarehomes.com. To find out more about Northway Community Centre, visit www.northwaycommunitycentre.co.uk