• 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.”

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