Oxford North development to feature at our April forum


Future Cities Forum is delighted that William Donger, Director at Thomas White Oxford, will contribute to our April 'Science Cities' forum.

He is director of the development company for St John’s College, Oxford University, and is leading the team in the creation of an important new urban district, Oxford North.

In December 2019, Oxford City Council’s Planning Review Committee resolved to approve Thomas White Oxford’s planning application for Oxford North. The development company is now in discussions with Oxford City Council to progress the relevant legal agreements and planning conditions.

Oxford North will be a sustainable business community delivering 87,000 sqm of workspace, creating around 4,500 new jobs, 480 new homes for circa 1,500 people, both market and affordable, 23 acres of open spaces including three new parks.

The new urban district will see up to £100 million of infrastructure investment, including £30 million being spent on improving walking, cycling, bus and highway networks to create a truly connected community for Oxford North residents. It will link to the City centre and Oxford Parkway with 5.7 miles of new or improved cycle paths and be the gateway of the Oxford to Cambridge corridor.

In the last 40 plus years, William has worked for corporate institutions, private clients and charities across Oxfordshire, London and the regions to give them strategic and sustainable property portfolio advice.

From development to asset management, performance analysis to acquisitions, his work covers commercial, residential, land and estates. He has detailed knowledge of planning and negotiations with local authorities in both England and Scotland.

His clients include: St John’s College Oxford, Phillimore Trustees, Reading University, University of Oxford, Wemyss Trustees and M&G Real Estate.

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