Zara is posed to open a new flagship store in Oxford’s newly regenerated Westgate Shopping Centre almost doubling the size of its current site in the city.
The 39,500sq ft store is due to open later this year and will span across three-storeys in the North Arcade of Westgate. The fashion retailer will move out of its current store in the Clarendon Centre.
It will join brands like Uniqlo, Ted Baker and Hugo Boss in the recently revamped 800,000sq ft shopping centre, which opened its doors to the public in October last year following a £440 million regeneration project.
“We are delighted to have agreed terms for this very exciting relocation and to be delivering our full product range to the Oxford market in the near future,” Inditex’s real estate director for the UK Joe Grimes said.
“We look forward to working with the Westgate Oxford Alliance in the coming months to secure an opening for this calendar year.”
Landsec’s senior portfolio director Russell Loveland added: “Zara’s decision to relocate to Westgate reflects the centre’s position as the prime destination for retailers.
“We’re committed to providing the best experience possible for guests and are confident that Zara will further enhance the experience of visitors to Westgate.”