Build!, an award winning initiative by Cherwell District Council was created in 2012 to look at alternative ways to deliver affordable homes for local people.
To date Build! has provided over 260 homes across the District and more homes are in the pipeline.
The initiative has used a range of construction methods to achieve cost effective developments, often on sites that are complex or of little interest to commercial developers.
The team has also converted a number of empty town centre properties including listed buildings. Build!'s ground breaking work involving a number of self-build developments led to the Council purchasing a former MOD site and setting up a wholly owned company in Graven Hill, Bicester, now currently Europe’s largest self-build development.