Homes: A range of terraced and semi-detached houses and apartments
Lowdown: Graven Hill, being developed by Cherwell District Council, is the UK's leading custom build project. It offers the opportunity of working with like-minded future residents to shape both the design and layout of your homes and the overall area; including shared spaces and amenities which will give the chance to maximise the sense of community. Graven Hill is a short stroll from Bicester town centre and the shoppers' paradise of Bicester Outlet Village.
Year of Completion: 2017 and onwards (subject to planning)
HAB has the opportunity to help deliver a range of homes at Graven Hill and we want to hear from individuals, groups of aspiring custom builders, co-housing groups and other intentional communities. We plan to develop areas geared towards younger and first time buyers, the downsizing ready-to-retire market and indeed those seeking a real deep green housebuilding opportunity. These different development areas will have distinct characters but will be linked and share social spaces - and all will benefit from the joint-working approach, which can deliver real cost savings through the economies of scale of building together. As well as letting us know of your interest, please ensure that you also Register with Cherwell.
Graven Hill will comprise 1900 new custom build homes as part of a new-town development that will include a range of social and recreational areas, plus schools, pubs and shopping facilities. Working with HAB you will be able to influence the landscape and shared spaces within your area of Graven Hill and promote facilities and amenities that will enhance your lifestyle.
Reservations will begin this year - 2015 - with work starting on site in the spring and the first new residents moving in late-2016. This will be far and away the country's most ambitious new custom build housing project and a hugely exciting place to be.
As a future resident, you will be able to tailor the design and specification of your home to suit your needs, lifestyle, hobbies and budget. If you fancy rolling up your sleeves or organising your own works, you can take the house or apartment as a shell to fit out to your own timescale and budget. As standard all houses will be beautifully-designed and benefit from HAB's trademarks - such as higher-than-normal ground floor ceilings and large amounts of glazing to enhance both the feeling of spaciousness and abundance of light. All the homes will be built to very high levels of environmental efficiency, delivering real savings in energy use and the consequent lower running costs. This is a great opportunity to be part of your own build, but in a way that minimises both the risks and the time requirements.
Graven Hill sits in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside just minutes from the buzzing town centre of Bicester. The joys of the weekly, cobbled Sheep Street market offer a counterpoint to the high-end shopping experience of Bicester Village, with its vast range of luxury boutiques and hostelries. And for a luxurious countryside experience, Winston Churchill's birthplace Blenheim Palace is just 20 minutes away, with Oxford's dreaming spires a similar train ride.
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