This is an ambitious and challenging vision to transform an unsightly disused quarry into an exemplar of a sustainable community. The scheme demands bold, conceptual responses which maximise the potential of the site’s geology to create dramatic settings for housing and recreation. Positioned in the Oxford Greenbelt, our proposal aims to redevelop a brownfield site utilising existing infrastructure, whist enhancing its surrounding context.
We were appointed to revisit our original masterplan for Shipton on Cherwell Quarry in Autumn 2006 with the aim of informing the South East of England Regional Spatial Strategy. The site is a 71 hectare redundant quarry which currently houses an old cement works.