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Exciting commercial opportunities at Castle Quay

The first phase of Castle Quay Waterfront, a 506,000 sq. ft. leisure and restaurant development, has begun to open. Lidl opened its doors on 12 August 2021 and Premier Inn will open on 20 August 2021, then in early 2022 a state-of-the-art 8 screen cinema, a leisure offering with 10 lanes of bowling, a sun terrace overlooking the canal and several restaurants, will open creating an amazing new leisure destination in Banbury. Castle Quay sits adjacent to Castle Quay Waterfront, with Lock29 at its centre. These interconnected canal-side spaces connect seamlessly, creating a canal-side destination where retail, restaurants, hospitality and leisure meet, closely intertwined with parking for visitors to the town centre.

Castle Quay Shopping is home to over 70 national and regional/independent retailers, including New Look, Waterstones, JD Sports, Boots and Lock29 which hosts new diverse and exciting food and drink artisans plus a casual pop-up cinema for secret cinema clubs and educational activities. The centre offers 444,000 sq ft of retail space with parking.

Castle Quay Shopping and Castle Quay Waterfront are both owned by Cherwell District Council. The Council has invested heavily in the town centre, catering for a catchment area of nearly 390,000 residents.

There remain exciting opportunities to take space within Castle Quay Waterfront and the shopping centre is also keen to explore opportunities with independent brands to complement its line-up of great businesses.

If you are interested, please contact letting agents:


Please contact:

Jackson Criss – Email: or call: 0207 637 7100

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If interested in renting one of our RMU’s (Retail Merchandising Units) or space at Castle Quay Shopping Centre for promotions please contact – Shoppertainment Management Ltd of Manchester for rates, availability and location.

Please contact:

Lyndsey Rollings – Commercialisation Marketing Manager
Telephone number – 0161 804 7806
Email –

Otherwise please feel free to pop along to the Customer Services Desk located by the public toilets where the Customer Services Ambassadors would be happy to assist with any enquiries you may have.

Don’t just take our word for it.

‘Trading in Castle Quay has been fantastic for us as a new independent local business. The higher footfall here has given us exposure to a wider audience than we could have expected elsewhere in the town, and, alongside the support of the team here, CQ has really given us an opportunity to establish ourselves and to grow. Banbury is a busy market town which has long attracted shoppers from a good distance away and the introduction of a number of new independents, as well as the development of Lock 29 and the canal-side project, offer reassurance that this trend will continue in the long term.’

Dan Ludlow, Nothing But Footprints

‘I would encourage any business to trade in Castle Quay or Lock29. I was a bit nervous about taking the chance but it was the best decision I have made and it’s only going to get better and better. I have been trading in and around Castle Quay for over 20 years and I enjoy my job .You could even say I’m living the dream!’

Tammy Rose, Roses of Bloxham

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