Dora Carr Close, Oxford

Client: GreenSquare Group
Contract Value: £5.4m
Programme: 49 weeks
Completion Date: December 2015
Form of Contract: JCT Design & Build 2011
Contracts Manager: Mark Mclean
Quantity Surveyor: Joachim Daniel
Site Manager: Steve Garlick
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Engineer: Solid Structures (JK) Limited

Stepnell has been appointed by developer GreenSquare Group to build the first phase of its development in Oxford comprising 28 new energy efficient homes and a state-of-the-art community and sports centre.

The Wantage team has began construction work on the £5.4m contract to deliver the development at Northway, Headington.

The scheme will create a brand-new four-storey mansion block of 28 one- and two bedroom apartments: 15 affordable homes and 13 properties for private sale. Homes are positioned either side of a central ‘winter garden’ – an external covered walkway beneath a glass and aluminium apex roof – which will provide more daylight for residents and create a social community space where they can meet and interact. All homes will meet high standards for environmental performance, achieving Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, with sustainable features including photovoltaic panels and energyefficient boilers.

Key Features

  • Code for sustainable homes Level 4
  • Timber frame construction