Council Housing news

Council invests millions improving estates and housing stock

Published: Thursday, 23rd November 2017

The City Council is investing over £3.68 million in the current financial year to improve its housing stock and residential estates, including replacing bathrooms and kitchens, providing new car and bike parking spaces, and communal gardens.

  • Blackbird Leys regeneration to deliver 300 new homes

    Published: Thursday, 5th October 2017

    Oxford City Council has announced it expects to deliver around 300 new homes as part of the regeneration of Blackbird Leys district centre, a significant proportion of which will be affordable.

  • Update on Oxford City Council Tower Blocks

    Published: Tuesday, 18th July 2017

    The Government has written to councils with revised guidance over the safety of aluminium composite (ACM) rain-screen cladding and announcing a new programme of large-scale testing.

  • Council to seek development partner for Blackbird Leys regeneration

    Published: Friday, 28th April 2017

    The City Council has appointed property consultants CBRE to go to the market in the next couple of months to seek a development partner for the regeneration of Blackbird Leys district centre.

  • Tower blocks residents to get free digital technology lessons

    Published: Thursday, 16th March 2017

    The City Council and its tower blocks repairs project contractor Fortem have launched Smart4Life Day, a free event to encourage local residents to familiarise themselves with digital technology.

  • The easy way to book repairs

    Published: Monday, 30th January 2017

    There is now a quick, simple and more convenient way for people who rent their homes from Oxford City Council to arrange a repair for their properties – online through a new area on the City Council’s website: Repair My House.

  • Improvements made to flats and car parks as Barton regeneration gathers pace 

    Published: Tuesday, 24th January 2017

    The City Council has carried out improvement works on flats in Stowford Road and Bayswater Road and also refurbished several car parks in Barton as part of its £3.9 million ‘Investing in Barton’ regeneration programme.

  • Tower blocks contractor changes name as improvement works progress

    Published: Thursday, 12th January 2017

    Willmott Dixon Energy Services Limited, the City Council’s contractor on the £20 million tower blocks refurbishment project, has changed its name to Fortem with effect from 3 January 2017. 

  • House-building on the rise in Oxford

    Published: Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

    House-building in Oxford improved significantly over the past year, rising to 383 new homes completed from 332 in 2014/2015.

  • City Council to showcase regeneration programme at Barton Bash

    Published: Monday, 10th October 2016

    The City Council will be at the Barton Bash on 15 October 2016 to provide residents with updates on its programme of improvements for Barton.

  • Repairs gather pace at Blackbird Leys tower blocks

    Published: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

    High level works have started at Evenlode and Windrush towers in Blackbird Leys as preparations to commence repairs at Hockmore Tower in Cowley gather pace.

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