Bicester Village

Bicester Village is a designer outlet shopping centre on the outskirts of Bicester, a town in Oxfordshire, England. It is owned by Value Retail plc.[1] The centre opened in 1995.

Bicester Village Shopping Complex
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Bicester Village in 2009
Coordinates51°53′30″N 1°9′21″W / 51.89167°N 1.15583°W / 51.89167; -1.15583Coordinates: 51°53′30″N 1°9′21″W / 51.89167°N 1.15583°W / 51.89167; -1.15583
Address50 Pingle Drive, Bicester OX26 6WD, England
Websitewww.tbvsc.com/bicester-village/en Edit this at Wikidata

The centre is the second most visited location in the United Kingdom by Chinese tourists, after Buckingham Palace.[2]

ExpansionEdit

On 17 April 2015 Cherwell District Council approved plans to demolish the nearby Tesco store and to construct a further 28 retail units and an extra 519 parking spaces. A new Park & Ride and major road improvements, funded by the centre's owners, were also announced.[3] It is hoped that this expansion will create around 3,500 new jobs in Bicester Village.[4]

The new stores opened on 19 October 2017. [5]

Public transport linksEdit

The centre is served by Bicester Village railway station (formerly known as Bicester Town), which has a regular direct connection to London Marylebone and Oxford, provided by Chiltern Railways. The station is scheduled to be connected to Milton Keynes Central and Bedford by 2025, using a new railway line currently (2022) under construction.[6]

The centre is also served by the X5 express coach service between Oxford and Cambridge via Milton Keynes and Bedford.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "160 Designer Fashion Brands • Bicester Village". www.tbvsc.com.
  2. ^ "What Chinese tourists really like about Britain". telegraph.co.uk. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Green light for Bicester Village's revised expansion plans". Cherwell Valley Council. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Expansion of Bicester Village and Tesco could create 3500 jobs". Bicester Advertiser. 9 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Bicester Village unveils new shops as part of expansion". Oxford Mail. 19 October 2017.
  6. ^ "How we're delivering EWR". East West Rail Ltd. Retrieved 23 May 2022. The first EWR trains will start running from 2025

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