castle quay, banbury

Location: Oxfordshire
Client: Aberdeen Asset Managementand Hawkstone Properties Plc
Status: Planning granted in May 2017
Budget: £30 million

Vibrant development in heart of historic market town
Castle Quay is a mixed-use development for Aberdeen Asset Management and Hawkestone Properties Plc, within the centre of Banbury.

Energising the canalside
Post-war development has resulted in the focus of retail development turning its back on the Oxford canal that runs through the heart of this historic market town. Our proposal seeks to reinvigorate the town-to-canal relationship with a series of buildings that comprise a new cinema complex, a hotel and numerous restaurants to focus attention back onto the historic towpaths and canal side. 

Extensive public realm work with two new bridges
a food store and flood deviation measures will complete the scheme, which collectively redevelops a large tract of prime land in Banbury. Walking routes through the site will also be opened up or strengthened, ensuring that the town becomes more pedestrian-friendly. 

Outline planning permission was granted in 2014, and the scheme is achieved detailed Reserved Matters consent in 2017.
illustrative site plan
visual - colonnade to restaurant and cinema with hotel on south side of canal
retail, restaurants, hotel, parking, foodstore and extensive public realm