Partners and Stakeholders


The Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) at Oxford Brookes University, founded in 2004, is one of the UK’s largest research institutes dedicated to sustainable development in the built and natural environments. OISD, with eight distinct research groups, addresses the multiple dimensions of sustainable development through a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach. OISD contributes to major Research Council programmes and its Low Carbon Building (LCB) Group is a global leader in the fields of carbon counting, building performance monitoring and post-occupancy evaluation, influencing national and international standards. Read more

Bioregional is a sustainability charity and social enterprise which champions a better, more sustainable way to live. We work with partners to create better places for people to live, work and do business. Our ambition is simple. We want our practical projects to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness. We call this One Planet Living. Bioregional works with a global network of forward-thinking businesses and communities on practical projects which demonstrate that a sustainable future is attractive and affordable.  Bioregional has been working in Bicester on the eco-town and Eco Bicester initiative since 2010. Read more

Key stakeholders

Cherwell District Council is the local authority for the area with responsibility for planning in and around Bicester. In 2007 Cherwell identified North West Bicester to the Government as a potential eco-town site. Read more

A2Dominion is one of the country’s leading providers of high-quality housing. It provides over 34,000 homes across London and southern England, with thousands more in development. A2Dominion is the lead developer of the first, Exemplar phase of 393 homes at North West Bicester and provider of affordable homes for the overall scheme. Read more

Directors of Eco Bicester Living Lab

Professor. Rajat Gupta (Director, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development)

Nicole Lazarus (Bicester Eco -Town Programme Manager, Bioregional)