Pye Homes Creating new Community at Marcham

Oct 13 2021

Pye Homes has begun work on a community of 47 high-quality homes at its new Temple Gate development in Marcham.

The new site will feature a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses built in line with Pye’s ‘how we build principles’, based on the belief landowners have a social, economic and moral responsibility to deliver quality housing solutions of which its local community can be proud.

These principles include building homes that last, and are available for all, ensuring each development incorporates space for wellbeing and looks after the local environment.

As part of its commitment to create new habitats and enhance the site’s existing biodiversity, Pye Homes is planting a range of native tree species and hedgerows, creating areas of wildflowers and installing bat and bird boxes, insect houses and underground chambers for reptiles and amphibians.

The development comprises a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terrace dwellings designed in response to the surrounding land uses and landscape and incorporating traditional detailing and high-quality materials including red and buff brick and slate grey tiles.

“We’re delighted to be able to begin construction on this new community of houses at Temple Gate,” said Pye Homes’ MD Graham Flint.

“As with all our developments, we are working with a wide range of local businesses and continuing our ongoing 50-year partnership with Oxford-based Minoli Tiles.

“This not only means the homes we build reflect the surrounding communities, it also allows us to ensure the development boosts the local economy and helps to support existing jobs, as well as create new ones.

“To help address the ongoing lack of affordable properties in Oxfordshire, the site will include a number of shared ownership properties and will also feature Help to Buy options for first-time homeowners,” he added.

The name Temple Gate was inspired by the discovery of a 1,600-year-old Romano-British temple at nearby Trendles Field. It is anticipated the first homes will go on sale early next year.



Issued on behalf of Pye Homes Blenheim. For more information please contact: Rebecca Leach at, or Drew Cunliffe at


About Pye Homes


Formed in 1927 and based in Oxford, Pye Homes has built up a wealth of experience with successful developments in many counties including Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and West Sussex. Pye Homes is part of the Blenheim group of companies which also includes Blenheim Estate Homes.


The company is currently building new homes at Hanborough Gate, Park View and Church Farm. All Pye Homes developments follow their ‘The way we build principles’ which take inspiration from the Legacy Principles held by Blenheim Estate Homes and include a commitment to building with respect for tradition, designing for harmony, caring for customers and concern for the environment.