The regeneration of Oxford’s West End is an ambitious project set to revitalise the western quarter of the city centre.
Exciting new vision for Oxford station
Several major projects are coming forward and one of them is the Oxford Station Masterplan which was launched on 24 July. The ambition of the masterplan is to create an exemplary gateway to the city that meets Oxford’s long-term rail needs and acts as a focus for investment. Find out more about the proposals for the station.
There will be a public exhibition on 1 and 2 August at the Exhibition Suite in the Westgate Centre, starting at 10.00am.
Architects AHR have produced the masterplan along with an animation of what it might look like. Take a virtual tour of the station, concourse and platforms.
Other West End developments
All of the projects are part of an overarching vision for the city centre and are being managed in parallel by the Oxford Regeneration Partnership.
Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have been working in partnership with the West End Steering Group (established 2006) on proposals for the West End for over a decade, recognising the need for coordination of development in the area. As construction on these major projects comes forward the two local authorities will continue to work closely with the Steering Group and developers to ensure that all work is being coordinated in such a way as to minimise disruption. At the same time, Oxfordshire County Council is reviewing and updating its transport strategy for the city centre, including the area around the Westgate Centre, Oxford Station, Oxpens, George Street, Magdalen Street and St Giles. Find out more.
Significant progress has already been achieved in the West End with the redevelopment of the Castle Quarter and Bonn Square, as well as improvements to Queen Street, New Inn Hall Street and Castle Mill Stream. The overall regeneration programme is expected to span a further decade and incorporate more than 30 individual sites and projects. These are ambitious plans that will not only revitalise the local area, creating new homes, leisure facilities and jobs, but will also transform Oxford's transport provision and underpin the city's future growth and prosperity. Some of the changes you'll start to see immediately, while others will take time. We will continue to keep you informed of the changes through this website, via our newsletter, and via our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Need help to use this site? Our Accessibility page outlines the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the Oxford West End website more accessible to you.