Westgate Centre Oxford – Masterplan

Oxford City Masterplan, Westgate Centre, England, Architecture, Design

Westgate Centre Oxford

Masterplan for City Redevelopment, England, UK – design by BDP

19 Jun 2013

Westgate Centre Development

Design: BDP, Architects

Masterplan for the retail led mixed use development of the Westgate Centre and adjacent land

Location: 37 Westgate, The Galleries, Oxford OX1 1NZ

Phone: 01865 725455


19 June 2013 – BDP has been appointed by the Westgate Oxford Alliance (Land Securities and The Crown Estate) to prepare and lead the masterplan for the retail led mixed use development of the Westgate Centre and adjacent land. BDP will be lead architect in the selected group of five architects through competition, and will submit an Outline Planning application in the summer of 2013.

Westgate Centre Oxford
image by architects

The scheme will form a new quarter on 5.6 hectares to the south west of Oxford city centre. The masterplan responds to Oxford’s key characteristics notably; its heritage – by integrating the scheme into the urban fabric and providing views to the city spires; the grid of streets – by completing a series of east-west lanes connecting to the primary streets; the college quads – by balancing these private spaces with new public squares; the extensive waterways – through a new riverside walk and apartments overlooking the stream.

The masterplan is based on a group of individually designed blocks which will define the public streets and spaces. Covered streets will open onto the surrounding streets of Oxford, providing a protected route leading from the existing high street to a new John Lewis department store. The east-west lanes will pass through the development, forming connections between the Castle Quarter and adjacent colleges and between adjacent residential areas on either side of the site.

The shopping and leisure facilities will be arranged with two public levels and a third level roof terrace overlooking the city roofscape of towers and spires. The masterplan will include the existing public library, residential apartments, 1,000 basement car parking spaces and integrated vehicle servicing. Bus routes will be altered around the site and city centre to improve accessibility and the quality of the high street.

Construction of the £400m scheme is planned to start at the end of 2014 with the new quarter opening in 2017.

Westgate Centre Oxford images / information from BDP

Westgate Centre masterplan design : BDP Architects

Address: Westgate Centre Oxford, 37 Westgate, The Galleries, Oxford OX1 1NZ

Contact Westgate Centre Oxford: 01865 725455

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Westgate Centre Oxford – page

Website: westgateoxford.co.uk