The city of dreaming spires
Mosaics places you within easy reach of the heart of Oxford. This city, famed as the heartland of English culture and learning, offers residents a quality of life which rivals any city in the country.
Life in Oxford meanders through streets steeped in a rich, vibrant history. The world renowned University is home to buildings dating back as far as the 13th Century, which give way to cobbled squares demonstrating the Palladian style of the 1700s.
But Oxford isn’t just a city dominated by medieval learning and Georgian architecture. Nestled amongst the dreaming spires, history and culture intertwine with traditional theatres and pubs side-by-side with modern cinemas and cafés.
A city of delights
Quirky boutiques, high street names and the famous covered market compete for the attention of shoppers, while the city’s host of galleries, theatres and museums showcase the best of Oxford’s history and culture.
For those who choose to explore the city, Oxford provides unrivalled opportunities to spoil yourself – or somebody special.
Eclectic fashion boutiques share streets with labyrinthine collectible and antique shops, along with delicatessens where gastronomes take advantage of traditional, locally-sourced treats.
Yards away, high street stores provide shoppers with the global names which form the cornerstones of British retail, while the opening of the new Westgate shopping centre will provide more variety than ever before.
From worldwide brands to local treasures, Oxford truly offers the best of both worlds.
A new place to live and a new way of life.
Mosaics is an exciting development in its own right. But it’s also part of a more ambitious vision. It’s the first stage in the evolution of a wider neighbourhood that will integrate seamlessly with an existing thriving community.
The Barton Park project is about creating an exemplary residential development to provide high-quality, well-designed homes, including affordable housing. Providing complementary facilities to serve the new and existing communities, it will establish social and physical connections and promote social inclusion.
TRADITIONAL VALUES. MODERN ATTRACTIONS.
The blueprint for Barton Park was conceived with traditional values in mind. A sense of identity. Community spirit. Life-work balance. At the same time, it has been designed around the needs and aspirations of today’s homeowners. High standards of build quality. Modern amenities and creature comforts. Connectedness and sustainability.
ALL THE ESSENTIALS
Convenience and connectedness are real assets in today’s busy world. Barton Park has key amenities built into the plan, including a food store and a ‘Community Hub’, comprising a primary school and flexible space for community services. There are also plenty of green spaces and a network of walking and cycle routes.
A commitment to helping protect the environment is at the heart of the Barton Park concept. All houses and community-use buildings are being constructed to a high standard of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, meeting at minimum Code Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
GROSVENOR – LIVING CITIES
As an international group with three centuries of experience, Grosvenor has acted as the steward of properties which have grown and thrived. Grosvenor Britain & Ireland aims to grow a diverse property portfolio by contributing to the enduring success of cities.
Guided by our ‘Living cities’ philosophy, our strategy is to develop and co-ordinate an internationally diversified property group. By contributing to better cities, Grosvenor aims to make a lasting contribution, today and for future generations, to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the urban communities we are part of and on which our own success depends.
OXFORD CITY COUNCIL – BUILDING A WORLD CLASS CITY FOR EVERYONE
Oxford City Council is committed to building a world class city which works for everyone. Oxford already has a reputation as an international centre of learning and culture, and by partnering on projects such as Barton Park, Oxford City Council will ensure that future generations also recognise the city as leader in quality of life, opportunity and sustainable living.
THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP
Barton Park is a joint venture project that brings together Grosvenor and Oxford City Council. The partnership has combined the council’s land and vision for the new neighbourhood with Grosvenor’s expertise and funding capacity to deliver a model scheme with regeneration benefits for surrounding areas. Barton Park will reflect Oxford’s status as a world-class city and its drive to become a more integrated and sustainable place.
Modern and comfortable apartment living
Designed with flair, Mosaics’ selection of modern apartments are suitable for anyone looking for stylish modern living.
Each Mosaics apartment has been designed to respond to its specific location within the development, providing you with a range of options depending on your needs and requirements.
With rooms warmed by efficient underfloor heating, stylish kitchens which blend form with function, and gleaming boutique bathrooms, you’ll find everything you need right here. From the village views of Elsfield House, to the rural comfort of the Harwood House, each of our apartments offers a generous amount of internal space along with easy access to vibrant communal areas and allocated parking.
Amongst the patios, roof terraces and balconies, you’ll find the room to thrive and the space to live life on your own terms.
A home for everyone
Mosaics is ready to welcome your family into our vibrant community. Within one of our two, three, four or five bedroom homes, you’ll find the room to enjoy the best Oxford has to offer.
Mosaics’ homes offer an unrivalled quality of living, nestled between pedestrianised streets and green spaces which provide the perfect backdrop for family life, while our location keeps you within easy reach of schools and amenities. But it’s the quality of our homes which will ensure you create memories which will last a lifetime.
All of our homes, have been carefully designed and feature beautiful interior specification. Opening your hardwood door and stepping onto gently heated floors, you’ll take in the sheer amount of space available to you both inside and out. Elegant boutique kitchens fitted with high quality appliances, multiple bathrooms allow for a stress-free, spacious family environment, while private gardens allow for relaxation and recreation all year round.
From the soft-close kitchen doors and LED lighting to finished wardrobes, no detail has been overlooked, allowing you to live in unrivalled comfort within a welcoming, vibrant community that will nurture your family as it grows.
Boasting full access to Mosaics’ green spaces and communal areas, along with private gardens and allocated parking, these homes are the purest expression of our “best of both worlds” ethos.
Mosaics represents the very best of modern architectural design, blending classic style with modern features.
The award-winning and highly reputable architects behind the development of Mosaics used the city of Oxford as inspiration. Drawing upon the city’s existing architectural and design identity, experts used sympathetic materials and styles to create welcoming buildings which, while obviously modern, remain unmistakeably Oxford in style. Mosaics is much more than its building architecture. By intelligently using green space and the existing features of the land, such as the curving sweep of Bayswater Brook, the architectural team have retained the rural countryside feel without compromising on urban functionality.
"Our design provides diversity and subtle variations in architectural language across the masterplan. This creates an urban landscape with a strong sense of place, relevant both to the city of Oxford and the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside."
"ABA has created a sequence of six building typologies that draw on references from Oxford’s urban heritage and embrace views across the Oxfordshire countryside. A faceted gateway building at the site entrance along the A40 is conceived as three sculpted forms emerging from a plinth, in reference to the monolithic urban blocks of central Oxford. Two ‘Lantern’ buildings frame the park frontage and give an urban scale to this edge-of–city site. The structural frame of these hexagonal buildings is expressed as a lattice that gradually expands to form generous balconies. Further into the new neighbourhood, ABA’s Sideways Houses form a light-permeated urban block to frame an intimate square. The Long Terrace frames the Greenway, a preserved hedgerow and reed bed linking the site to its rural context. The Park Villas create a stately edge of four and five bedroom houses overlooking Bayswater Brook. Each house includes a flexible space at the front that can be used as a study or workspace, encouraging home working in primarily residential neighbourhood. The largest houses include garden annexes."
Principal and Creative Director
BES, BArch, Doc Eng (Hon Causa), RIBA
"Mosaics’ location has driven the concept of a townscape within a landscape: high quality urban living in harmony with its natural surroundings."
"The layout has been developed through the creation of a series of character areas. Each character area embraces site specific building and landscape typologies. Every new home optimises its location, setting and outlook. The design of the homes has a refined simplicity, inspired by the historic context of Oxford. The homes embrace a variety of dwelling types including terraced and mews houses, detached villas, apartments and duplexes - delivering both a distinctive and integrated new neighbourhood. The landscape also establishes a strong sense of place, capturing both town and country. Existing landscape features have been retained and new features will enhance the existing ecology and biodiversity. Public and shared spaces include the linear park, smaller ecological community gardens, shared roof gardens and more intimate spaces across the development providing opportunities for doorstep play."
Senior Partner BSc (Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA