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The first detailed images of what the new £400m Westgate development will look like when built can be revealed today.  A vision drawn up by the Westgate Alliance illustrates for the first time the transformation that the group is aiming to achieve in the city.  Now, having secured an agreement with leading department store John Lewis, the Westgate Alliance has begun the process of recruiting top international brands and retailers to occupy the new development.

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In the last quarter of 2013 there have three announcements which will have a radical impact on the future of Oxford economic development.

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The most significant change is that offices (Use Class B1(a)) are permitted to change to residential purposes (Use Class C3) without the need for planning permission so long as there is no material physical change to external appearances of the property.

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Following the long hot summer of 2013 it seems it is not just the meteorological climate that has improved. Upbeat economic data now appears to be reflected in the Oxfordshire commercial property market.

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Despite the disappearance of January’s snow there is little warming in the commercial property market. VSL’s research also points to a lack lustre market in 2012. More

VSL & Partners has just completed the acquisition of a 4.5 acre factory site on Old Station Way, Eynsham on behalf of Polar Venture Management (PVM). This represents the largest commercial property transaction completed in West Oxfordshire this year.

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VSL & Partners celebrate a decade in business serving the Oxfordshire commercial property market and has been recognised once again by The Estates Gazette online service - EGi in its annual competition for the country’s Most Active Agent.

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Oxfordshire’s leading commercial property consultants, VSL & Partners, has taken decisive action to avoid a tenant revolt at Lower Farm Barns near Bicester by uniting a landlord with tenants to significantly increase internet speed, answering the ever increasing business demands for better connectivity.

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HI-TECH firms have the potential to add an extra £1bn to the Oxfordshire economy int he next 10 years.  That is the conclusion of a major report into the potential of the service and technology sector in the county being launched today by Science Minister David Willetts at the Said Business School, Oxford.  But that will not be achieved unless the road and rail infrastructure is improved, more space is provided for growing and start up businesses and more houses are built for workers, the study alleges.

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A map that shows a preliminary estimate of the likely broadband coverage resulting from the County Council's investment.

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2013 is the centenary of automotive manufacturing in the city of Oxford...

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Anchored by John Lewis the £400million scheme is at a consultation stage... 

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Nick Boles Secretary of State for Planning introduces permitted development rights for a change of use from B1(a) offices to C3 residential use... More


The City Centre office market remains strong with supply of only 60,000 sq ft in comparison with 330,000 sq ft on the ring road.

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