About Us

Oxford University Development (OUD) is a joint venture partnership bringing together the land, vision and opportunities of Oxford University with the investment and development management skills of Legal & General.

OUD is working in close partnership with Oxford City Council, Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council, other local authorities and local stakeholders.

Oxford University Development

The Joint Venture was formed in 2019 and is expected to run for at least a decade, backed by c. £4bn of investment capital.

OUD focuses on four areas of development:

  • academic estate
  • residential
  • infrastructure
  • and commercial innovation space.

OUD is led by Anna Strongman and is a small team of experienced real estate professionals.

Email: TomClarke@oud.co.uk

Telephone: 01865 346 995 


University of Oxford

Oxford University has been placed number 1 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the sixth year running (2022), and at the heart of this success is ground-breaking research and innovation. Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented people from across the globe.

Their work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of Oxford’s research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.

Through its research commercialisation arm, Oxford University Innovation, Oxford is the highest university patent filer in the UK and is ranked first in the UK for university spinouts, having created more than 200 new companies since 1988. Over a third of these companies have been created in the past three years.

For further information contact the central news office team.

Email: news.office@admin.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: 01865 280 528

Legal & General

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.2 trillion in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
*at 31 Dec 2022

Email: Sophie.Groves@group.landg.com

Website: www.legalandgeneralcapital.com

The OUD team

Anna Strongman


Tom Bray-Smith


Clare Hebbes

Director of Development

Tom Clarke

Planning Lead

Seb Balcombe

Begbroke Development Lead

Lindsey Ions

Senior Infrastructure Manager

Aaron Crawford

Residential Lead

Jeremy Titchen

Court Place Gardens Lead

Mike Coplowe

L&G Delivery Lead

Simon Crouch

Future Projects Development Lead

Lloyd Craig

Senior Development Manager LGIM

Paula Brown

Project Lead Oxford University

Iain Critchlow

Director of Asset & Space Management Oxford University

The OUPD Board

David Prout

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources) Oxford University

Bernard Taylor

Deputy Steward Oxford University

Professor Richard Hobbs

Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Dame Helen Ghosh

Master, Balliol College

Anna Strongman

CEO of Oxford University Development

Tom Bray-Smith

CFO of Oxford University Development

Laura Mason

CEO L&G Capital

Wes Erlam

L&G Capital, MD of Urban Regeneration

Gordon Aitchison

Director LGIM

Geoffrey Timms

Group General Counsel Legal & General

For further information email hello@oud.co.uk

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