Shaping the future of Blackbird Leys

Oxford City Council and Peabody are working together to bring 294 new affordable homes, shops, green spaces and a new Community Centre to Blackbird Leys.

The project is focused on the District Centre (including the ‘top shops’ and Blackbird Leys Community Centre) and land between Knights Road and the Kassam Stadium.

Find out the latest

We started construction at the end of 2023.  This was after we received planning permission from the council in summer 2023.

Our contractor, Hill is carrying out building work on sites near Evenlode Tower, Windrush Tower, and on Knights Road.

How you can get involved

Are you interested in working on the Blackbird Leys redevelopment project or learning skills in construction? We’ll soon be setting out how the local community can get involved. Find out more in the newsletter in the download link below.

The Community Centre

We have now finished demolition of the Community Centre. Plans for the new Community Centre will be finalised in the coming weeks, and we will submit a detailed planning application to Oxford City Council in the summer.

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What’s going on this month?

  • Block D: Work continues on foundations, drains and ground floor slab
  • Knights Road: Work continues on roads, drainage and foundations

Phasing plan showing District Centre and Knights Road.

When will construction be complete?

  • Block A and the Community Centre – spring / summer 2026
  • Block D – summer 2025
  • Knights Road – between spring 2025 and spring 2026

Contact us

If you have any questions about the redevelopment project, please contact us, with ‘Blackbird Leys’ in the subject line.

If you have any questions about construction work, you can email Hill or call 0800 032 6760.