Gilbert-Ash wins £62m build-to-rent scheme in Oxford


Mace and Doric Properties joint venture has agreed a £62.8 million regeneration deal in Oxford. 

glibert ash's £62m build-to-rent project on oxford
by Rory ButlerNovember 21, 2022

Inside the deal: BDC Phase 2 Limited (JV) has settled forward-funding and the sale of Phase Two of the West Way Square build-to-rent scheme in Botley, to residential landlord, Grainger plc. 

West Way Square is a 150-home mixed-use development ten minutes from the city centre. It is Grainger plc’s first acquisition of a build-to-rent scheme in the city. 

Gilbert-Ash Limited is the contractor. Works start this month, with completion expected late 2024. Phase Two is the final stage of the development.  

Phase One: 

  • 264 student flats 
  • 20 build-to-rent flats 
  • 40,000 sq ft of retail/commercial space 
  • hotel, office and library 

Phase Two: 

  • 150 build-to-rent homes   
  • 3,244 sq ft indoor amenity space 
  • 7,662 sq ft garden 
  • 2,263 sq ft roof terrace 
  • seven commercial units (10,058 sq ft) 

With this funding in place for Phase Two, we can realise the overall vision for the development to leave a positive and lasting legacy for this thriving part of Oxford and for Grainger, “said finance director for Develop at Mace Group, Kirsten White. 

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