Short-term arrangements to supplement parking whilst the development is in progress
Some of the parking provision in Banbury will be unavailable during certain phases of construction, and this has started with the closure of the Spiceball Park north car parks (to vehicles, no pedestrians). There is alternative long stay parking in Compton Road, Bolton Road and Riverside car parks, which will remain open throughout construction.
In relation to the overall car parking provision in Banbury, there are currently 1,553 car parking spaces within 5 minutes’ walk of the Castle Quay Shopping Centre and General Foods Social Club, and 2,298 car parking spaces within 10 minutes’ walk. These spaces are sufficient to accommodate the closure of parking facilities.
We can confirm that the current multi-storey Carpark to Castle Quay 1 (known as South) will remain in use for the duration of the works, alongside the carparks to the Mill, Museum and Riverside.
The relationship between CQ and the Old Town; to ensure the new development brings positive
benefits for all town centre traders
The extension to Castle Quay will strengthen the overall appeal of Banbury as a leisure and retail destination, resulting in a higher footfall to the town centre and providing a major boost to Banbury’s economy. Not only will this lead to increased shopper dwell time, we anticipate that attractions such as The Light cinema will attract visitors outside of traditional peak hours of 11am to 4pm, transforming Banbury’s evening economy and firmly establishing the town as one of the leading destinations within the region. All of this presents real opportunities for the business and trader community within the area.
Updates on occupational changes within the existing shopping centre (CQ1)
Castle Quay occupiers and local businesses will be kept informed of any key developments taking place within the centre and will be updated on any occupational changes when possible. It is in both ours and the local community’s interest to ensure our retail line-up remains as strong as possible and we look forward to sharing any updates in due course.
The sustainability credentials of CQ2
Our focus is on creating an outstanding asset that will be fit for purpose and serve the community for years to come. We are building in optimum energy efficiency from the start, to deliver a scheme that meets and exceeds international sustainability standards and best practice. Castle Quay is targeting independent certification and is on track to be receive a BREEAM rating of Very Good. The planned parking facilities will also be equipped with a number of electric vehicle charging points ensuring that drivers of all vehicles are able to enjoy the experience that Banbury has to offer.
How the development will improve links from CQ to and from the railway station
The new development will significantly improve connectivity within the town centre. A new bridge over the canal will open up new access routes between surrounding sites, creating a more pleasant and seamless experience for shoppers and visitors to the area. Castle Quay 2 is one of a number of planned schemes in the pipeline scheduled for completion in various phases throughout 2021, rejuvenating the town centre in the process. We hope the above is clear, and please do let us know should you have any further queries.