Kingsmere

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Kingsmere will be a new housing estate to the southwest of Bicester town centre. There will be 1,585 new homes and a wide range of community facilities, including two new schools and a community hospital. The A41 will also be linked to Bicester and Chesterton.

Construction is expected to be completed by 2012/13.

The Kingsmere development will provide:

  • new homes in South West Bicester
  • community facilities for South West Bicester
  • travel and transport within the development

Kingsmere’s development on the South West of Bicester is being managed by Countryside Properties Ltd. 

New homes

The new homes will vary from two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom detached homes.  476 of the new homes will be affordable for a families of average income, and they will be sold through Bromford Housing Group and Paradigm Housing Group.

Community facilities

Community facilities on the Kingsmere estate will include:

  • a village centre with a community centre, local shops, a pub/restaurant and a nursery
  • a sports village with four football pitches, three rugby pitches, a cricket pitch, a running track and three junior pitches. There will also be free green space and children’s play areas.
  • a primary school opposite the village centre, which will share a car park with the community centre.
  • a secondary school, which will be open to the area outside Kingsmere and which will have the use of the sports village
  • a medical village, including a GP’s surgery, a medical centre, an elderly care home and a community hospital.
  • a hotel of 60 to 100+ bedrooms. The hotel will be approximately 0.3 miles from Bicester Village Outlet Shopping Centre.

Travel and transport

A new roundabout has been built on the A41, which will be the junction of a new perimeter road to Southwest Bicester. There will also be a signalised junction on the A41 leading into Kingsmere. The Chesterton slip roads will be replaced by a link road to the Milton Stoney from the roundabout.