New Shopping Centre Planned for Oxford

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Big changes are planned for St Aldate's over the next few years. Development plans will see the previously unused part of the city transformed from derelict buildings and waste land to an exclusive new shopping area.
The site, which streches from Marks and Spencer to St Aldate's, will play host to a new shopping centre, offices and further student accommodation. A new restaurant is planned for the basement of the site, which is currently home to the Post Office's storage area.
Oxford-based planning consultants  John Phillips Planning are acting on behalf of Merton College in the proceedings, and believe that real progress will be made by the end of the year. Development consultancy company the Carlyle Group have already signed long lease agreements with the college.
Nik Lyzba, from Oxford planning consultants John Phillips Planning, reported "It will not be a large shopping arcade and will not be in competition with the new Westgate centre. But it will add a new dimension to shopping in Oxford, which many people believe has become pretty poor."

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