Home Farm Development Highly Commended At Oxfordshire Property Awards

The new Home Farm housing development in Bladon has been highly commended at the Oxfordshire Property Festival Awards.

The development, which was a joint venture between Blenheim Estate Construction and Sovereign Vale, was recognised in the Best Housing Development in Oxfordshire category.

Home Farm consists of 27 Homes ranging from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom houses. The development also included the sympathetic conversion of the traditional farm buildings to provide 10,000sqft of new office space.

Located on the edge of the Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site, the development is situated within the Bladon Conservation Area.

The new development was praised for being able to match the objectives of both the planners and the local community by bringing many new jobs to the area, while also helping to fulfil Oxfordshire’s growing housing needs.

Submissions needed to showcase an approach to quality design, placemaking, materials and the procurement process.

Matthew Battle, managing director of UK Property Forums, said: “The Oxfordshire Property Festival Awards was a great opportunity to recognise a diverse range of highly-impressive projects from across the Oxfordshire property market”.

Blenheim Estate Head of Property and Development, Matthew Neilson, said: “It’s great news that the development at Home Farm has been recognised at these awards.

“We’re committed to building high quality housing and businesses, which is designed for people within the local community. The aim is to provide suitable accommodation to enable local people to live and work in the area,” he added.

Blenheim Estate Construction is currently working on the conversion of a collection of dilapidated barns and construction is due to start on 10 new houses in Cassington later this month.

A number of properties from these completed developments will be added to the Blenheim Estate Lettings portfolio of around 200 properties which, along with other developments in Long Hanborough and Woodstock, will provide much needed rental housing.

Work is also currently under way on of 169 new properties at Long Hanborough; 59 of which will be made available, either for rent or shared ownership, to those in housing need at up to 60% of current market value rather than the usual 80% offered by most Housing Associations, this forms part of Blenheim’s drive to deliver genuinely affordable housing in one of the country’s most expensive housing areas.

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