OXFORD City Council has renamed its housing company.

Rather being called Oxford City Housing Ltd (OCHL), it has been streamlined to OX Place.

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Managing director Helen Horne said: “Our new name and strapline – homes for living, homes for life – reflect our core values.

“We want to build desirable, modern, and sustainable homes to the highest standards so more people in Oxford can afford to stay in the city, maybe owning their own home and being part of a community.”

Alex Hollingsworth, the city council’s cabinet member for planning and housing delivery, added: “Investing in high-quality housing for our city is a priority and the dedicated team at OX Place will help turn this into a reality.

“We want Oxford to remain a desirable place to live, but we also want to address its lack of affordability.”

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This story was written by Liam Rice, he joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

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