Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford, UK

NOTE:  The Westgate Mall was demolished and rebuilt in 2017. 
See the 2010 decade for information on the new building)

Oxford City Architect Douglas Murray - Builder Taylor Woodrow
Date Built
1970 - 1972
Bonn Square
Designed by the city architect, the Westgate Shopping Centre complex is jointly owned by Land Securities and the Crown Estate. It is home to 35 shops and the Oxford Central Library, that occupies upper floors.  The www.oxfordwestend.co.uk website reported on Wednesday March 14, 2014 that, ".... Oxford City Council's West Area Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning permission for Westgate Oxford Alliance's £500m major redevelopment of the Westgate Centre and adjacent land. The Alliance, a joint venture between The Crown Estate and Land Securities, has spent four years preparing the plans and undertaking extensive consultation. The retail-led mixed use development will have John Lewis as its anchor department store, and is scheduled to open in 2017.  The new Westgate will provide space for shops, restaurants, cafés and leisure uses including a cinema set in a mix of covered streets, arcades, lanes and squares.  The existing Westgate will be completely refurbished and adjacent land to the south redeveloped ..."

A multi-storey car park with 1200 spaces is connected to the shopping centre by a pedestrian bridge.

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