Oxpens development


Oxpens is one of the most significant development opportunities in the city centre.

The site - between Oxford Train Station and Oxpens car park - could deliver:

  • 10,400 square metres of offices and research and development space
  • 300 or more houses and flats
  • A 155 bedroom hotel 
  • Public square and open spaces 
  • Flood mitigation measures

This would create a new business and education quarter for Oxford, helping to boost the city’s thriving knowledge-based economy.

The development is also expected to bring benefits for neighbouring residents such as improved public transport and better vehicle, cycle and pedestrian links to the city and surrounding areas, including a pedestrian and cycle bridge across the river linking to Grandpont and Osney Mead. 

The site is largely owned by OxWED, a joint venture between Oxford City Council and Nuffield College. Oxpens Meadow, which is close to the site, has been designated a Field in Trust which protects it from development.

The City Council has produced a Supplementary Planning Document masterplan which sets out how the site should be developed.