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Construction begins on Kingsmere Retail Park

Construction of the new Kingsmere Retail Park, formerly called Bicester Gateway Retail Park, started earlier this month with completion scheduled for late October 2019. It will be located on Oxford road, adjacent to Kingsmere Village.

Since the development was first proposed, big brands have signed-up for units and others are eager to follow. Next and M&S Simply Food have signed with their latest format flagship stores and there are others in the pipeline.

Kingsmere Retail Park will build on the success of Bicester as an attractive retail, residential and commercial centre. The scheme is designed to meet the needs of the local residents who will no longer have to travel outside of the area to shop and will at last be able to visit well-known modern high street stores on their doorstep.

The development will provide a best in class development with a total capital investment of £40 million making it one of the most expensive retail schemes built in the UK with extensive use of natural stone, structural glazing and high-quality materials.

Andrew Carrington, Director of Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited comments: “One of the major benefits of living at Kingsmere is that residents can enjoy access to high class leisure and retail facilities. Kingsmere Retail Park will continue to build on this, giving the community a place where they can enjoy some of the leading brands right on their doorstep. It will bring a new level of convenience and experience for everyone living here, while also helping to make sure that Kingsmere continues to thrive in Bicester.”

The development will create in excess of 300 full time equivalent jobs many of which will be part-time positions and will appeal to local residents.

The build time for Kingsmere Retail Park is approximately nine months and the hand over to the retailers is expected to take place around Autumn

Kingsmere Community Newsletter

With 2018 drawing to a close, we’re looking back on what has been a big year for the development of Kingsmere, and forward to what’s planned for 2019. Please download our latest Newsletter read more…

Retailers Announced for Kingsmere Village Centre

Kingsmere, Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited’s development in Bicester, will be welcoming a first- class line up of retailers to its Village Centre in Spring 2019. Brands and retailers which have secured units at the commercial centre include Mid-Counties Co-op, Starfish (Fish and Chips), Domino’s Pizza, Haart Estate agents, Bicester Hairdressers and Busy Bees Nursery. read more…

Land west of Oxford Road proposals

Consultation is taking place on proposals for land west of Oxford Road within Phase 1, comprising:

  • Reservation of land (circa 1.5 acres) for health uses
  • Residential development (including 30% affordable housing)

read more…

MP Marks Milestone for Kingsmere Community

There was a double celebration at Kingsmere, Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited’s development in Bicester on Friday 18th May as MP, Victoria Prentis handed over the keys to the newly built Community and Youth Centre buildings at Kingsmere Village Centre, to Cherwell District Council.  At the same event, children from St Edburg’s Primary School unveiled two beautiful new public artworks created for the village centre. read more…

Grand Opening of Bicester Sports Facility

Residents in Bicester are about to benefit from a brand new sports facility at Kingsmere which is opening on Saturday, September 30th.  This fabulous new sports centre will be throwing open its doors from 10 am until 3 pm when residents are being encouraged to try their hand at a range of sporting activities, guided by fully trained experts.  read more…

Kingsmere Gets the Green Light for Phase Two in Bicester

Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited has received the green light to start phase two at Kingsmere in Bicester. The developer plans to commence the start of infrastructure works early next year to pave the way for the creation of a further 663 new homes and additional community facilities. This number could rise to 709 homes if an Extra Care facility is provided on the site. The consent for these homes will bring the total number at Kingsmere to 2,450. read more…

Foundations Laid For a Flourishing Kingsmere Community

Victoria Prentis MP was on hand to witness the start of construction of the new Kingsmere Community and Youth Centre during a visit to the development on Friday July 14th. The recently re-elected Member of Parliament laid down the first brick, accompanied by the Leader of Cherwell District Council, Cllr Barry Wood and Chair of Policy, Cllr. Richard Mould. read more…