Car park to shut for retail works

The Westgate Centre

The Westgate Centre

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A CITY centre car park is to be shut off from today for works in preparation of the £400m redevelopment of the Westgate site.

Oxford City Council is creating a bigger space at the Oxpens car park to replace the Westgate multi-storey while the development takes place. Work on the retail development – which could include 70 new shops, a basement car park with 1,000 spaces, and rooftop terrace – could start next year.

Long term coach and lorry parking is also today being moved from Oxpens to the Redbridge park-and-ride site in south Oxford.

Work to accommodate the coaches and lorries started last Monday.

The council hopes the new Oxpens car park will be completed by the end of the year and has said customers should use Abbey Place or Westgate car park while it is closed.

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9:29am Mon 11 Aug 14

Gunslinger says...

"The council hopes the new Oxpens car park will be completed by the end of the year and has said customers should use Abbey Place or Westgate car park while it is closed".

How are they going to do that if Westgate has just been closed?

Either a mixed up council, or poor reporting....
"The council hopes the new Oxpens car park will be completed by the end of the year and has said customers should use Abbey Place or Westgate car park while it is closed". How are they going to do that if Westgate has just been closed? Either a mixed up council, or poor reporting.... Gunslinger
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10:02am Mon 11 Aug 14

icba1957 says...

Gunslinger wrote:
"The council hopes the new Oxpens car park will be completed by the end of the year and has said customers should use Abbey Place or Westgate car park while it is closed".

How are they going to do that if Westgate has just been closed?

Either a mixed up council, or poor reporting....
Or poor reading ...

They're enlarging Oxpens to take the parking WHEN they close Westgate.
[quote][p][bold]Gunslinger[/bold] wrote: "The council hopes the new Oxpens car park will be completed by the end of the year and has said customers should use Abbey Place or Westgate car park while it is closed". How are they going to do that if Westgate has just been closed? Either a mixed up council, or poor reporting....[/p][/quote]Or poor reading ... They're enlarging Oxpens to take the parking WHEN they close Westgate. icba1957
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2:05pm Mon 11 Aug 14

colbart says...

Oxpens Coach Park partially closed today. (Reduced parking spaces). Coaches can park in Westgate/Abbey Place.

They are still working on Redbridge Park and Ride, (should finish this week, then Bus/Coaches should park at Redbridge).

Plans were to put a temporary Multi Storey Carpark in Oxpens Old Coach Park.

With Wesgate/Fridswade Square. Proposed Train Station-Transport Hub, Proposed Grandpont-Oxpens, where will the coaches end up??
Oxpens Coach Park partially closed today. (Reduced parking spaces). Coaches can park in Westgate/Abbey Place. They are still working on Redbridge Park and Ride, (should finish this week, then Bus/Coaches should park at Redbridge). Plans were to put a temporary Multi Storey Carpark in Oxpens Old Coach Park. With Wesgate/Fridswade Square. Proposed Train Station-Transport Hub, Proposed Grandpont-Oxpens, where will the coaches end up?? colbart
  • Score: -1

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