Pleiade Associates · Bristol

Pleiade Associates were architects and project masterplanners for the LOX Study — a proposal for a four-runway airport near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, which was submitted to the Airports Commission in July 2013.

The report is available here: LOX report 2013.

LOX · London Oxford Airport

The LOX master plan

LOX 2013 airport layout plan

The airport diagram

LOX 2013 Airport Diagram

Essential infrastructure

Several new highways would be required components of the project, these are:

1: Motorway link between the M4 (junction 13) and the M40 (new junction 6a).
The Existing A34 dual carriageway from the M4 to the Ridgeway crossing would be augmented to a dual three-lane / dual four-lane motorway. The remaining route (dual four-lane) would include grade separated junctions with the airport access motorway spur (j5) and the M40 (j8). [Figure: 1.1] [1.2] [1.3].

2: Swindon to Didcot route
A new A419 to A338 link: dual two / three-lane carriageway: and an A338 to 'M35' dual four-lane motorway link. [Figure: 2].

3: Diversions of the A338 and A415
The A338 between Grove and the A415 replaced with a dual two-lane / three-lane carriageway from Grove to the A420: and a realignment of the A415 as a dual two-lane carriageway up to the existing A34 Abingdon junction. [Figure: 3].

1.1 M4 to M40 motorway link (part 1)

M4-M40 link: part 1

1.2 M4 to M40 motorway link (part 2)

M4-M40 link part 2

1.3 M4 to M40 motorway link (part 3)

M4-M40 link part 3

2 A419 to 'M35' link: Swindon to Didcot

A419-M35 link

3 A338 and A415 diversions: Grove to Kingston Bagpuize

A338 and A415 diversions

Agricultural Land

As considerable, and arguably disproportionate, emphasis has been laid on the scheme's impact on agricultural land by some politicians and interest groups, the following figure is provided here for clarity:

Agricultural Land

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An earlier study

An earlier study was considered in SERAS, 2003* — the previous investigation into runway capacity in the South-East region — and is provided here:

LOX Study (2003).

Review of London Oxford Airport, Halcrow (2003). (656 KB, PDF).

Review Figure: Demand distribution (546 KB) (© 2003 Department for Transport)

For comparision (Distribution of District Demand at the existing airports, DfT 2000):


* SERAS: South East and East of England Regional Air Services Study.

The Future Development of Air Transport in the United Kingdom: South East. Department for Transport, July 2002.