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Conversion of former WW2 bomber training building in to affordable housing

Former WW2 bomber training building converted into affordable homes

A former bomber training building on a WW2 RAF airfield in West Oxfordshire has been converted into apartments for affordable rent.

The old airfield in Stanton Harcourt has been sensitively redeveloped to provide new housing including 26 homes for Cottsway.

This week we took handover of the final four apartments at the site, now named Hayfield Green, from developer Hayfield.

Many original structures and features have been retained and refurbished, including a water tower, blast and air raid shelters and the guard room – which will be used as a community hub.

Street names reflect the historic planes of the time, such as Whitley Lane and Halifax Way, and it will soon be possible to take a walk along the former runway. Information panels with details of the site’s history are also being installed by Hayfield.

Colin Bloodworth, our Assistant Director of Development and Assets, said “We’re delighted to be adding this historically-significant building to our property portfolio. Great attention to detail has ensured the conversion is of the highest standard and the new one-bed apartments make the most of the height of the former training building and are extremely spacious.

“These are our latest new properties providing much-needed homes for affordable rent and shared ownership in West Oxfordshire, and we hope our new customers are very happy in them.”

We have 1, 2 and 3-bed properties on Hayfield Green, including 20 for affordable rent and six for shared ownership.

Kelly Sharman, Sales and Marketing Director for Hayfield said “Hayfield Green is a unique development - set amongst historical monuments, pathways and landscaped open space - which is bringing new life to this expansive former airfield. We are delighted to have handed over the sensitively converted bomber training building to Cottsway and look forward to seeing all the new residents move in.”

For more information about applying for one of our homes, see Find a property

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