Oxford’s Westgate development goes public

Plans for the new Westgate development, to be presented for public consultation mid June, will include 70 shopping units as well as a branch of the John Lewis department store.

There will be four open squares, three pedestrian walk-ways through the complex, a multi-screen cinema, plus bars and restaurants. A 1,000-space car park will be located under John Lewis. There are also plans for low-cost housing on Norfolk Street opposite the John Lewis department store.

The cost of the development by Westgate Alliance, a joint venture between Crown Estate and Land Securities, is estimated at £400 million. A planning application is expected in the autumn and construction should start in 2014 and be completed by 2017.

The plans can be viewed at Sainsbury’s in the centre from 20-28 June and Westgate Alliance staff will be available for questions.

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