• 30 October 2017

Westgate Oxford opens its doors

Westgate Oxford, the new £440m shopping destination in Oxford’s city centre accommodating 800,000 sq ft of retail and leisure outlets, opened its doors on 24th October 2017.

The grand opening was attended by the Mayor and members of the local council with visitors being entertained by a spectacular Alice in Wonderland-themed key holding.

Anchored by a three-storey John Lewis department store, the Westgate Centre boasts over 100 new shops, restaurants, cafés and leisure uses including a boutique five-screen Curzon Cinema.

The redevelopment plays a key role in the regeneration of Oxford city centre, creating high-quality buildings, and it has already become internationally recognised for many awards.

Waterman was appointed to provide multidisciplinary services covering; structural, civil engineering, environmental and flood risk services.

Scott Parsons, Managing Director for retail at Landsec, said in a statement: “In Westgate Oxford, we have embraced the challenge of creating a best in class, sustainable development that meets the changing demands of modern customers while being sympathetic to the setting of an historical city.”

Waterman’s Structures Director, Karen Telling, attended the opening ceremony along with the project team. She commented; “We were delighted to be at the opening of Westgate Oxford to celebrate this tremendous milestone. The project has played an important part of the careers for many of our engineers and we are extremely proud to have reached this special moment.”

You Might Also Like…

  • Triple A J Architecture Awards shortlisting for Waterman School Projects 9 October 2018

    Three of our fantastic education projects – Bellenden, Belham and Marlborough Primary Schools, have been shortlisted for 2018’s Architects Journal (A J) Architecture awards! With the annual A J Awards among the most sought-after in the built environment sector, winning projects are recognised for their architectural excellence across the industry.

  • Earlsfort Terrace Redevelopment adds Grade A office space to Central Dublin 9 October 2018

    Waterman’s Dublin team have been appointed for the redevelopment of Davitt House and Seagrave House on a prominent site at the corner of Earlsfort Terrace and Adelaide Road in central Dublin.

  • New Materials Recovery Facility in East Sussex gets the go-ahead 1 October 2018

    We are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the development of a fully enclosed Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Haulaway Ltd, a waste management firm in Polegate, East Sussex.

  • MIRA Technology Park Receives Queen’s Award 25 September 2018

    We are delighted to hear MIRA Technology Park, one of the UK’s leading Enterprise Zones, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category, for demonstrating consistent international revenue growth.