BUYERS are now being invited to sign up for new homes at Oxford's Barton Park development.

Construction work is well under way at the 885-home estate, a joint venture between Grosvenor and Oxford City Council.

House builders Hill are now promoting Mosaics, as part of the wider Barton Park development, offering a range of apartments and houses for first-time buyers and families, many of which will be available with the Government's Help to Buy scheme.

Mosaics is a collection of one and two-bedroom bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom houses.

Seventy-per cent of homes in the first phase, Sydling Park have now been sold.

The website said: "Mosaics' homes offer an unrivalled quality of living, nestled between pedestrianised streets and green spaces which provide the perfect backdrop for family life, while our location keeps you within easy reach of schools and amenities.

"All of our homes, have been carefully designed and feature beautiful interior specification.

"Opening your hardwood door and stepping onto gently heated floors, you’ll take in the sheer amount of space available to you both inside and out.

"Elegant boutique kitchens fitted with high-quality appliances, multiple bathrooms allow for a stress-free, spacious family environment, while private gardens allow for relaxation and recreation all year round."

Barton and Sandhills city councillor Mike Rowley said the development was progressing well and each stage would feature 40 per cent social housing.

He added: "I look forward to welcoming the first residents later in the year - construction work is moving forward.

"I do hope this new estate will provide some benefits for residents living on the existing Barton estate.

"A new sports pavilion and football pitches are being created on the border between the old and new estate and we want the facilities in place for the start of the 2018/2019 season."

Deputy Chief Executive at Hill, Greg Hill, said: “With 70 per cent of the first phase of homes at Sydling Park already sold we are now looking forward to welcoming our residents over the coming months to Mosaics and the wider Barton Park community. Complete with all the comforts of modern city living, such as energy efficient features, stylish integrated kitchens, contemporary bathrooms and underfloor heating, the homes also benefit from a rolling English countryside setting. We’re excited to see our residents settle into their new homes.”

A member of the Mosaics sales team said some homes were due for completion in the spring and autumn, with the possibility of residents moving in by the end of the year.

Last year it emerged that starting prices for some houses in the 885-home estate are being offered to prospective buyers at nearly 50 per cent more than the average house price in Oxford of £415,000.

A three-bedroom house in the new Barton Park development will cost at least £595,000 but not all the homes on the new estate will cost as much.

Prices on the largest estate built in the city for a generation will start at £372,000 for one of the Gladstone two-bedroom apartments, while Elsfield House apartments currently start from £415,000 for a two bedroom apartment.

Forty per cent of the homes will be available for social rents, with 95 homes out of 237 in the first phase being made available for council tenants.