With 10 months until opening of the £440m Westgate Oxford, the Westgate Oxford Alliance has unveiled 13 new retail brands, and two new restaurant venues meaning that the 800,000-sq ft almost 70 per cent pre-let and in solicitors’ hands
The latest retail signings include Mint Velvet, Smashbox, Gant, Body Shop, T2, Hotel Chocolat, Guess, JD Sports, local Oxford retailer Burrows+Hare, Trotters, Accessorize, Lush and Aveda.
A 140,000-sq ft John Lewis department store will anchor the new centre, sitting alongside premium fashion brands Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein and high street favourites Cos, H&M, & Other Stories, Russell & Bromley and Victoria’s Secret Pink. The boutique cinema chain, Curzon Cinemas, will add to an already vibrant leisure offer bolstered further by commitments from foodie brands including Vietnamese street food restaurant Pho and gourmet American diner, Dirty Bones.
Land Securities leasing director Naomi Howard said: “Demand to date has been fantastic for both the retail and leisure offer, ensuring that when October comes Oxford will be a buzzing and vibrant destination to shop, to eat, to drink and to meet friends and watch the sun set over the city’s famous spires.”