CQ Development

Upcoming road closures

By | CQ Development

We would like to inform visitors of some upcoming temporary road closures which may affect Castle Quay visitors, if travelling to the shopping centre by car.

These road closures are to allow for utility works to be carried out for Castle Quay Waterfront:

  • Wednesday 1 July to Thursday 9 July: Cherwell Drive, between Spiceball Park Road and Concord Avenue
  • Monday 20 July to Sunday 26 July: Concord Avenue, between Castle roundabout & Concord roundabout

Utility works are being undertaken by Lydon Contracting. There will be diversion signage in place throughout the duration of the works, both on the approach to and within the affected areas.

We would like to thank the local community for their continued support during the works. Castle Quay Waterfront will bring an exceptional new offering for the town centre, complementing the existing shopping centre and providing the best in class for residents. We are excited to see Castle Quay Waterfront continue to develop and look forward to providing updates to the local community in the coming weeks.

Should you have any enquiries, please email

Lock29 update

By | CQ Development

Please can customers be aware that the access corridor located on the site of the former BHS store will be closing temporarily from 11 May. Alternative routes and access points will be clearly signposted and we expect minimal impact on Castle Quay shoppers. The closure will allow works to continue on Lock29 in a safe and responsible manner.

Lock29’s independent food, drink and events line-up will breathe new life into Banbury and this canal side space. We look forward to sharing more details in due course.

Construction works for Castle Quay Waterfront

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As part of the construction works for Castle Quay Waterfront, it is necessary for us to take six parking spaces out of use from The Mill carpark from Tuesday 4 February, until Tuesday 11 February. We have been speaking to The Mill about this closure and can confirm that they fully understand the reasons behind this. We hope to reopen these spaces earlier if possible.

The purpose of the closure is to install some pipework for the new site.

In the meantime we have ensured that extensive alternative parking is available with more than 1,500 spaces available within 5 minutes’ walk of Castle Quay Shopping Centre. Long stay parking can be found in Compton Road, Bolton Road and Riverside car parks. Alternative blue badge bays are available in Bolton Road and Riverside car parks.

We would like to thank you for your patience as works continue on this new development for Banbury.

Access routes to the Spiceball Leisure Centre

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Following recent feedback, we’d be grateful if all visitors could use the designated pathways via the zig zag path and along Spiceball Park Road North when accessing the Spiceball Leisure Centre from the south east and via the new scaffold stairs from Riverside Car Park North west.

These routes are signposted and exist for safe access of members of the public, as work continues on the construction of Castle Quay Waterfront.

Please follow these routes at all times as any alternative routes or short cuts may not be suitable underfoot during poor weather conditions, with heightened risk of slippage.

A new permanent alternative path to the centre will be available from late spring.

Thanks for your continued patience and please message for any further questions.

Spiceball Leisure Centre Footbridge Closure

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Please be advised that due to ongoing construction works for Castle Quay Waterfront, the Spiceball Leisure Centre footbridge will be closing from Monday 23 September. This is a temporary closure, and is necessary to allow the construction of a car park which will form part of the new Lidl store.

We would like to clarify that the footbridge is not being demolished and replaced. Alteration works will be taking place to a small section of the bridge which, in the longer-term, will improve the connectivity of the Spiceball Leisure Centre to the town centre. The bridge is constructed from steel and brick, and it is this brick section on the Castle Quay shopping centre side of the river that is being changed.

There are a number of alternative routes to the Spiceball Leisure Centre, utilising existing pathways alongside the creation of new pathways which will be completed before the footbridge closes. These pedestrian pathways will meet Highway Standards in line with the existing pathways around the town centre and signage will be in place. Alternative car parking is available at Riverside Car Park and Compton Car Park, along with short stay parking at The Mill and Chamberlaine Court.

It is expected that the footbridge could be closed for up to 18 months, although we will be working as fast as possible with contractor McLaren to open the footbridge earlier than this, with minimal disruption. We will keep the local community informed of progress.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and visitors are encouraged to follow the signposting put in place to highlight alternative access routes. Please get in touch if you have any questions on this.

Castle Quay Waterfront Update

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As part of the ongoing construction of Castle Quay Waterfront, a short-term programme of works has begun to improve the existing multi-story carpark. These works involve the reconfiguration of parent and child and disabled parking bays to improve step-free access to the shopping centre.

Works will commence out of hours to minimise disruption and will be completed no later than Saturday 31 August. Any work completed before this date will be opened for public use when safe to do so.

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Plans for revolutionary leisure, food and beverage destination at Castle Quay unveiled

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Castle Quay is pleased to announce a game changing new anchor for the shopping centre in Banbury  –  Lock29. A unique, creative leisure space filling 30,000 sq ft of the former BHS store, this vibrant food and beverage anchor will reinvigorate this empty space and create a new destination within the town.

Opening later this year, Lock29 will offer something currently not found in the region. As the phenomenon of street food continues to sweep the food industry, the diverse offer within Lock29 will provide something for the whole of Banbury and beyond. Taking its name from the Banbury Lock, it will be a one-of-a-kind leisure destination that seeks to bring the town’s history into the new venue and offer an experience like no other. Read More

Alternative step-free access at Castle Quay

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Please note that, due to ongoing works on the Castle Quay Waterfront development, there is no step-free access to Castle Quay Shopping Centre via the southern canal path. For step-free access to the shopping centre, please use the Castle Quay South car park entrance. All alternative routes are clearly signposted. For any queries, please call 01295 227008.

Car Park Demolition

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Further to recent updates, we would like to advise Castle Quay visitors that the Castle Quay North car park will undergo demolition work, w/c 3 June. This should take no longer than six weeks and we don’t expect this to impact on traffic around Castle Quay and the surrounding area. Measures are in place to eliminate any dust resulting from demolition work but please do get in touch should you have any queries or concerns on this.

Footbridge Closure

By | CQ Development, News

Further to our most recent update, we can confirm that the footbridge connecting Castle Quay Shopping Centre to Spiceball Park Road North will close from Monday 20th May. This is due to ongoing construction work on the exciting new leisure and retail development at Castle Quay – Castle Quay Waterfront – which is due for completion in 2021.

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