In August 2018 four local architectural practices were invited to submit expressions of interest to develop the next phase of the community housing project and were interviewed by members of HNLC and the Low Carbon Hub, Oxford.

Members of the community exchange ideas with Charlie Luxton

Each practice presented conceptual sketches of how the site might potentially look and discussed how they might approach engaging the community to contribute their ideas to decide the size and shape of the homes and their surroundings. all four bids were extremely impressive in different ways but it was unanimously decided that the team at Charlie Luxton designs had the most imaginative and versatile approach and they were selected as the project architectural designers.

They had great ideas for the sustainability requirements as well as the communal aspects of the build and were excited about the prospect of working directly with the local community.