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This is the latest message from Mace:
2 February 2018
BOTLEY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (A MACE JV COMPANY) COMPLETES PURCHASE OF WEST WAY
The redevelopment of the West Way area was first awarded a planning consent in June 2016,
and Botley Development Company (BDC) has since worked tirelessly to secure agreements
with all businesses and landowners, helping those who want to stay and supporting those who
have opted to leave.
On 26 January 2018 BDC completed the purchase of the land from Vale of White Horse District
Works will commence in February 2018, starting with the creation of a temporary retail area,
allowing some existing businesses to continue trading at West Way throughout the
construction period, including temporary premises for Tesco, Co-op, Lloyds Pharmacy, North
Hinksey Parish Council and Baptist Church.
BDC is currently finalising the construction timetable for the main redevelopment. Subject to
the recently submitted amendments to the existing planning consent being approved, and
finalising highways agreements with Oxfordshire County Council, commencement of the main
works is anticipated in June 2018. By this time, the temporary retail area will be fully
Work on Phase 1 should then be complete in late 2020, with Phase 2 starting around halfway
through Phase 1.
Hoarding has been placed on and around the vacant premises at West Way for security
reasons. BDC is looking at ways of incorporating artwork to make the hoarding more attractive,
and is in dialogue with a local art group and nearby school.
BDC will be sending regular updates on upcoming works to local residents throughout the
construction period, supported by construction partner SDC and community engagement
consultant SP Broadway.
Commenting today, Huw Griffiths, Development Director at BDC said: “The planning consent and purchase has been a long and complicated process, involving a number of businesses and landowners with differing aspirations and ambitions at West Way. We are delighted to have finally completed the purchase of the site, and to have formed agreements that all parties are happy with. Mace would like to thank all stakeholders who have been involved in the process.”
Notes for Editors:
1. Botley Development Company (BDC) is a joint venture between Mace and Doric Properties.
2. For further information, visit the community consultation website www.westwayconsultation.co.uk or contact:
David McFarlane, SP Broadway (assisting with consultation) – 0203 405 1400 or