Bicester Heritage plans expansion

Bicester Heritage has been announced to construct 70,000 sqft of brand-new buildings and create the ‘new technical site’.

Plans have been unanimously approved by Cherwell district council’s planning committee for the construction of eight new buildings with a combined total footprint of 70,000 sqft. Named the ‘new technical site’, this section shall be the base for an extension to the existing engineering, sales, office and apprenticeship hub.

Designed as integral to the historic site, each modern commercial unit has been designed to be in-keeping with the historic aesthetic of the existing structures, with large amounts of similar materials resonating with the restored buildings of the historic technical site.

With the historic technical site at full capacity with 40 tenants, the addition of this development will not only provide further skilled employment but also expand the plethora of engineering, showroom and workshop based skillsets. The new technical site borders Skimmingdish Lane on the north edge of the Bicester ring road and is integrated to the ‘marina-like’ business cluster of Bicester Heritage.

Cllr Colin Clarke, lead member for Cherwell District Council Planning, said, ‘The approval of these new buildings is great news for opportunity and growth in our district. Knowledge-driven and led by technology, the businesses based at Bicester Heritage do a great job attracting visitors and providing professional opportunities for local people.’