The 16-acre site is sensitively located within the setting of the original former Grade II Listed hospital buildings, which had previously been converted to residential and commercial uses and is also in close proximity to the neighbouring 75-acre Oxford Science Park.
The disposal and development of Littlemore Park was a key part of the client Trust’s wider strategy to deliver its business plans and operational requirements by the disposal of non-core property assets and other strategic property initiatives. The new homes will make a significant contribution towards meeting the City’s housing needs and will provide a range of ownership and rental options, including key worker provision accessible by NHS employees.
Marketing of the site took place in parallel with the outline planning application phase with a national marketing campaign undertaken leading to selection of a preferred bidder following an informal tender process.
Outline planning permission was secured by Carter Jonas, and the land sale completed to accord with the Trust’s financial year end requirements.