OXFORD Business Park has created new places to eat, meet and socialise - the Oxford Works, Oxford Factory and Oxford Workshop.

Oxford Factory restaurant, which opened last week provides an attractive area for staff to grab a morning coffee and breakfast or hold an informal lunch meeting, while the new Workshop offers a grab and go café style offering in a refurbished shipping container at the Market Place on the business park.

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Sitting alongside the new restaurant will be the Oxford Works, a new business lounge that provides desk space, together with meeting and seminar space for customers.

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The contemporary restaurant will be open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Running the restaurant is Andrew Norton, who runs the Jam Factory in Frideswide Square, and his cousin Nick Hughes.

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Development director of Oxford Business Park Dan Williams said: “They will be fantastic additions to our community and we are delighted to be able to invest in these new facilities to enrich the lives of our customers.“

Mr Norton added: “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our new canteen.

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“Our team will proudly serve fresh seasonal food and drink affordably and accessibly.

“There is a special bond to this former car factory as our grandfather worked here.

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"Oxford Business Park is the perfect community focused environment for us to bring a soulful, modern self-service experience and bags and bags of character."

Business park owners said Oxford Factory is located on the site of an old car factory. In 1912 when William Morris turned an old military college in to Morris Motors, Cowley was transformed.

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From the 1920s through to the 1960s, Cowley expanded into a huge industrial centre.

Morris Motors has had many famous cars and you’ll see references to the old industry throughout our menus and dishes.

Mr Norton and Mr Hughes’ grandfather was called Sydney Norton.

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They said Oxford Factory should offer a warm welcome to different kinds of customers, from a business executive holding lunch with colleagues, to someone wanting to escape the office for a quick high quality bite to even a retired car factory worker calling in for a cup of tea.

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The Jam Factory houses a restaurant, arts centre, office space and nightclub.

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There has been renovation work taking place at the Grade II-listed building, which has its name because it was once the home of world-famous Frank Cooper’s marmalade.

Oxford University’s Nuffield College controls the building.