The Minister of State for Housing, Kit Malthouse MP, visited Graven Hill on 18 September.

Kit Malthouse MP - Graven Hill Site Visit

Mr Malthouse was welcomed by our managing director, Karen Curtin, who gave the MP a tour of the innovative development, as he hoped to get a first-hand look at how we are challenging house building in the UK.

“It has been marvellous to be here and wonderful to see the energy at Graven Hill. This is an infectious, ambitious project providing the housing needed for grown and success of the town.”Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing

Kit Malthouse MP - Graven Hill Site Visit


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Meeting the residents

As part of his visit, Mr Malthouse also visited the home of one of our first self-build residents at Graven Hill, Kyle McKinnon. Moving into his custom-build Danwood home with his wife and five children in July, Mr McKinnon welcomed the Minister into his home and they talked in depth about the triumphs and challenges of self-build. Mr McKinnon praised the simplicity of the process of building at Graven Hill, particularly the speed from completing on his Golden Brick to moving in.

Kit Malthouse MP meets Graven Hill resident Kyle McKinnon

Graven Hill: the future of UK house building

Karen Curtin said, “We were delighted to welcome MP Kit Malthouse to Graven Hill and show him first-hand what the future of UK house building could look like. Graven Hill offers a unique proposition to homebuyers by encouraging total design freedom, to tailor your own home to suit your needs and wants. It’s exciting to see how popular the development is and I’m so proud that the commons is recognising that we’re helping to future-proof home building in the UK.”

Kit Malthouse MP - Graven Hill Site Visit

Cherwell District Council were delighted to host the visit, the second by a housing minister this year alone to Graven Hill. Councillor Barry Wood, leader of the council said, “We are extremely proud of this development; we’re creating a great place to live, delivering the homes that people need and helping to see their grand designs become reality.”