The estate regeneration utilises a patchwork of leftover, underused, infill sites on council-owned land that creates a disconnect in the estate’s urban fabric to be transformed into an integrated high-density social housing scheme. The masterplan for the District Centre and Knights Road sites look to promote a holistic approach to placemaking across Blackbird Leys. The two infill sites will provide much needed affordable housing in the area alongside a new community centre, over 1000m2 of retail space, a large public square, green open space, significant areas of public realm and improved local infrastructure.
The proposals will provide 294 new homes that are 100% affordable across the District Centre and Knights Road sites. Homes will be provided in a mixture of sizes to accommodate a variety of households. 59% will be provided for social rent and 41% will be shared ownership ensuring the long-term sustainable and inclusive growth for Oxford.