• View looking east along Wootton Street

  • View looking north along Cornwall Road

  • View looking north from The Cut

  • View looking north from Windmill Walk

  • View looking south along Cornwall Road


Grainger has undertaken several assessments of the OCCC Estate to determine possible options for improvements. We feel that the best long-term option is a full renewal programme; demolishing the existing buildings and constructing new homes and facilities to modern standards.

The renewal of the OCCC Estate will allow Grainger to provide up to 200 new mixed tenure homes for local people, including the re-provision of 37 new homes for long-term existing residents of the OCCC Estate, and the creation of office space for local businesses.

In order to redevelop the site, long-term residents currently living on the estate will need to be re-housed. We have given considerable thought to how we can work with existing residents to provide appropriate options for rehousing, guarantees on rent and bedrooms, assistance for vulnerable and elderly residents, and a right to move to a new home in the first phase of the new development.

We are carrying out a full resident engagement programme to discuss appropriate options; this includes:

  • A step-by-step guide to the rehousing process, ahead of the renewal of the OCCC Estate which explains the housing options available;
  • One-to-one meetings with residents to discuss their specific housing needs; and
  • A dedicated contact available for all residents Monday to Friday, between 10.00am and 4.00pm at the Project Office at 65 Mitre Road.

In addition to our engagement with existing residents, we are keen to hear your views to help shape the proposals for the renewal of the OCCC Estate. You can read about the latest proposals here and view the September 2016 newsletter here.


The proposed renewal of the OCCC Estate will provide the following benefits and opportunities for residents and the local community:

  • Delivery of high-quality new homes including affordable homes and replacement homes for existing residents;
  • Delivery of new high-quality commercial space for local businesses;
  • Enhanced public realm and local facilities;
  • A predominantly car-free development with no off-street parking, except possibly for some disabled spaces; and
  • Creation of jobs and apprenticeships during the construction period and the opportunity for full-time local jobs in the completed development.


To read about our updated proposals for the OCCC Estate, please view our exhibition boards using the links below.