Graven Hill

What is Graven Hill?

Graven Hill is the largest self build scheme in the UK. With over 1900 new homes possible, this really is the chance to create a truly unique home. Whether you are a first-time buyer, upsizing, downsizing or planning for your retirement Graven Hill has something for everyone!

Over half the people in the UK would like the opportunity to build their own home, but plot scarcity is a real problem. Moreover, if you are lucky enough to find a plot, there are still obstacles in the way.

Graven Hill is having a huge impact on the way we think about self build. The site makes the self build process accessible to anyone. Plots to build your home on are available now and are fully connected to gas, water, electric and high speed broadband.

Planning permission is not an issue as a Local Development Order with outline pre-approved planning permission means this can take as little as 28 days with our innovative Plot Passport. you can ask the Graven Hill team for more information at our next show.

Graven Hill has a range of options to suit different budgets. Whether you are self building, custom building or looking at our affordable housing options there is something for everyone.  Graven Hill is a diverse community all about creating a home that truly reflects you.

Graven Hill is a unique project – make sure you tune into Grand Designs: The Street on Thursdays, Channel 4, 9pm. You can find out more about the programme here.

Even better why not take a tour of Graven Hill on one of our buses from Build-it live Bicester. Click here for details.

What is the village going to be like?

The site is based in Bicester, a historic garden town with great transport links (under an hour from London and Birmingham by train) and an abundance of green space. Graven Hill is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the area and has embraced nature locally. Community really is at the heart of this scheme. The village will be self-sufficient, with shops, a primary school, a local pub, commercial spaces and a community centre.

How can I get a plot?

At Build It Live Bicester, not only do we have a specially dedicated Graven Hill zone but you can also book a plot! At the show, we also run hourly tours of Graven Hill, so book tickets now to see the site in person. If you want to find out what else is on at Build It Live, click here. You can also research and reserve plots on the Graven Hill website here.