REDROW Homes will build more than 200 homes on the new Barton Park estate.

It announced that it had won the race to build 207 homes on the development after being appointed by developer Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and Oxford City Council, who are in charge of the joint venture.

Redrow will build a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

The firm becomes the second housebuilder to be selected after Hill Residential were appointed in 2015 to build 237 houses.

The new neighbourhood will have 885 new homes, 40 per cent of which will be available for social rent.

Cllr Mike Rowley, Oxford City Council’s board member for housing, said: "It's great to see Redrow appointed to begin building the next phase of the extension to the Barton estate, after a rigorous selection process to make sure we continue to deliver high-quality homes. This brings us closer to our aim of a united, mixed Barton community with shared facilities and genuinely affordable homes for those who need them."

Edward Irving, land director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: “Barton Park is one of the most significant developments in Oxford for decades, presenting a rare opportunity to build in the city. We were keen to be involved in such a landmark scheme and have been working very closely with Grosvenor and Oxford City Council to progress our vision for part of the site.

“The location is perfect for new homes, close to the A40, a 20 minute cycle ride from the city centre and within easy reach of the new Oxford Parkway railway station which offers direct services to London."