|Title:||Westgate Oxford, Oxford, UK|
|Markets:||Retail and Workplace|
|Client:||Westgate Oxford Alliance (Land Securities & The Crown Estate)|
|Team:||Gillespies | BDP | Glenn Howells Architects | Allies & Morrison| Dixon Jones | Panter Hudspith|
A high-quality public realm for Westgate Oxford, a major mixed-use development in the heart of historic Oxford City Centre.
Gillespies worked alongside lead masterplanner BDP and a further four like-minded architectural practices in the delivery of Westgate Oxford, which opened to the public earlier this year.
The public realm consists of a framework of streets, lanes, arcades and public spaces that operate as a single coherent entity, connecting the four individual urban blocks together. The masterplan comprises a north-south spine of arcades with east-west lanes that correspond with the surrounding city streets and public spaces where they intersect. The approach to the design of the streets sensitively integrates with historic city fabric.
A publicly accessible roof terrace, with planting by Gillespies, offers a variety of cafes and restaurants, as well as viewing areas that overlook the City