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Barton Community Retrofit Cooperative

Barton Community Retrofit Cooperative

We are excited to share some news on our latest programme as part of the Owned By Oxford project. A proposal to set up a Barton Retrofit Cooperative business to:

We’re at an early stage of development – but things are beginning to take off!

Citywide context

  • Council housing stock needs to be EPC C rated by 2030
  • Strategy in development
  • Skills shortages with developers
  • Social housing tenants haven’t engaged with opportunities so far
  • Shortage of capacity to meet private homeowner demand

Barton Context

The plan and development so far

Our aim is to start small and build one “community retrofit team”, then expand and create new teams, and then replicate the model in other communities

Home energy outreach

How to get involved

We are looking for:

Interested in supporting the project or getting directly involved? 
For more information contact us at

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