More brands and new foodie destinations have been confirmed as part of Oxford’s soon-to-be £440 million shopping destination.
Westgate Oxford announced its new signings for the retail experience, set to open its doors on October 24.
The new names include Nespresso, Grand Caffe Concerto, Neds Noodle Bar, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Boost, Salt ‘n’ Sauce, Crepes O Mania and the Shake Lab.
Others announced just last week include boutique cinema chain Curzon Cinemas and restaurants Pho, Pizza Pilgrims, Shoryu, Dirty Bones and The Breakfast Club.
With just over two months to go until opening, the Westgate alliance has confirmed retailers such as Reiss and LK Bennett are also set to open their doors.
Leader of Oxford City Council Councillor Bob Price has hailed the opening of Westgate as a ‘turning point for the city and for the wider region’.
He said: “The centre will offer an amazing range of high quality shops, brilliant new restaurants and street food stalls, a superb new cinema and unparalleled views of the city and the surrounding countryside from the terrace area.”
Emma Mees, senior portfolio manager at Landsec, working in conjuction with Westgate Alliance on the venture, said: “Demand for both the retail and leisure offer at Westgate Oxford has been fantastic.
“From having drinks with friends over the city’s famous spires, to playing mini golf with the family or browsing the latest fashion collections, Westgate Oxford will offer something for everyone to enjoy the perfect day out.”
Neds Noodle Bar and Salt ‘n’ Sauce will sit within Westgate Social, a new food and leisure experience which will be anchored by Junkyard Golf, a quirky crazy golf course.
In the last two weeks, drivers have had to face increasing congestion around the construction work area.
Cllr Price said the traffic problems surrounding the construction work, are ‘deeply irritating’.
He added: “The county council and the Westgate Alliance have worked closely to keep the road system working well for the past two years and it’s disappointing that the successful traffic management system has broken down temporarily.”