Building Plans for Oxford Shopping Centre gets Approved
The investment of £330 million for redevelopment of the 750,000 sq. ft. shopping area will create 90 new shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Building work towards fulfilling the project is expected to boost the economy and create more jobs in Oxford.
Councillor Deputy Leader, Ed Turner, described the decision for the project as “fantastic news for Oxford” in regards to the positive contribution the redevelopment plans would have on the City of Oxford.
Nigel Wild, president of Oxfordshire’s Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the improvements saying that such investment would benefit Oxford with raising more business revenue and higher income.
Mr Wild said: “Shopping in Oxford has been traditionally poor and we need that kind of development in order to attract people to make it a destination city.”
Although, there has been some opposition to the project from environmental groups and some non-government organisations, building work is likely to begin in 2014; this will also include construction work of an underground car park and extension of existing shopping establishments.
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