BIG changes could be coming to Oxford Retail Park, if Oxford City Council give them the green-light.

As it is there are six shops open at the Cowley centre on Ambassador Avenue, they are:

  • Tesco
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Boots
  • Next
  • Burger King
  • Sports Direct

In 2018 Mothercare announced it was packing up and quitting Oxford, leaving ‘Unit 1’ of the retail park empty and unused.

The child and parent retailer was next to M&S before closing in the September with a ‘massive’ closing down sale which saw queues going out of the door.

Nearly two years on and plans have been submitted to Oxford City Council by supermarket giant Iceland to put giant signs up at the unit which say ‘The Food Warehouse’.

The Food Warehouse by Iceland is described as a 'wholesale experience, without any membership required'. 

There is already one store at the Banbury Cross Retail Park.

Oxford Mail:

Elsewhere in the retail park more plans have been submitted by Burger King to build another drive-thru lane.

The idea is to change the layout of the car park slightly, getting rid of some spaces, to add another lane which will loop around the restaurant.

In the plans online, the Home of the Whopper bosses said customers are sometimes queuing back onto the main road because there is only one lane.

View the plans online in full at using the reference number 21/00480/FUL for Burger King’s plans and 21/00410/ADV for the Food Warehouse Plans.


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