Westgate redevelopment


Artists impression of the new Westgate Centre from Cornmarket


The £500 million redevelopment of the Westgate Centre is a key part of the regeneration of Oxford city centre, creating high quality buildings designed by world-class architects and providing more than 3,400 new full-time equivalent jobs.

The proposals were developed by the Westgate Oxford Alliance - a partnership between Land Securities and The Crown Estate. The Alliance worked closely with Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council to unlock the potential of this important redevelopment site.

The development creates a mix of covered streets, arcades, lanes and squares with the existing Westgate Centre being completely refurbished and adjacent land to the south redeveloped to provide:

  • Approximately 100 new shops including a John Lewis department store
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Leisure facilities including a cinema
  • Cycle parking
  • A two-storey basement car park
  • New Shopmobility facility and public toilets
  • New landscaped walkway along Castle Mill stream
  • Re-routed bus priority lane along Thames Street, Abbey Place and Castle Street, and new taxi drop-off/pick up at Old Greyfriars Street
  • Two new major new public squares
  • New pedestrian routes through the site

The new shopping and leisure destination opened on 24 October 2017. For the latest updates, go to the Westgate’s dedicated website.

You can also find ifnormation on parking and getting to the Westgate on their website.

Plan of main buildings in the new Westgate development