Built on the site of the former Whitbread offices, the development is located off Oakley Road (between Addington Way and Ely Way) in the suburb of Leagrave. It will provide 65 affordable homes for rent, allocated to people in housing need nominated by Luton Borough Council.

The homes will consist of 26 two, three and four bedroom houses, and 39 one and two bedroom flats. The first 21 homes will complete in April 2024 and the remaining 44 will be handed over in August 2024.

All flats will have private balconies and the houses will each have a private garden. The development will use predominantly Luton grey brickwork with buffs and reds and stone lintels, in keeping with the local area's use of material. Ten per cent of the development's energy will be provided through solar panels on the blocks of flats.

Residents will benefit from excellent links to Luton Town Centre and Leagrave train station is half a mile away, with a quick journey to London St Pancras.

Oakley House aerial view

Drone footage from November 2023 shows progress at Hightown's Oakley House development.