New brands announced to mark two year countdown to launch of Westgate Oxford
October 2015 – The Westgate Oxford Alliance is marking a two year countdown to the opening of its £440 million Westgate Oxford development by announcing newly confirmed national and international retailers, including the first restauranteur for the development. The new 800,000 sq. ft. (74,300 sq. m) shopping and leisure destination in the heart of Oxford city centre is due to open in October 2017 in time for Christmas.
The highly anticipated shopping centre will see the west end of Oxford transformed to include over 100 new stores, 25 restaurants and cafes, a boutique cinema, roof top terrace dining and a wealth of new public spaces.
The countdown announcement coincides with details of new national and international brands that have committed to opening stores at the new Westgate Oxford. The new brands confirmed today include British retailer River Island and the first restauranteur for Westgate Oxford, Sticks’n’Sushi.
Andreas Karlsson, Managing Director at Sticks’n’Sushi UK said: “When we first came to the UK, Oxford was on our top list of places to be so we’re really excited Westgate Oxford will be one of our first restaurants outside of London.
“What makes Westgate Oxford a unique destination for us is its positioning – the roof top terrace will have breathtaking views over the famous Oxford city skyline making it the perfect setting. We’re really excited to be part of Westgate Oxford and look forward to welcoming everyone to Stick’n’Sushi to enjoy the view with us when it opens”.
The new national and international brands announced today join an impressive and growing number of brands that have already confirmed leasing commitments at Westgate Oxford including a 140,000 sq. ft. John Lewis department store, boutique cinema chain Curzon Cinemas, internationally renowned H&M, Michael Kors; and leading British brands Superdry, Primark, Next, Schuh and Goldsmiths.
With just two years to go before Westgate Oxford opens, the centre is already over 31% pre-let.