Castle Quay, Banbury,

Leisure, hospitality and foodstore extension to the Castle Quay Shopping Centre


Client: Cherwell District Council

A new 8 screen cinema for The Light with 7 new canal side restaurants

117 Room hotel

30,000sqft foodstore

580 car parking spaces

More Information

Leslie Jones Architecture has developed the proposals for the mixed use extension to Castle Quay shopping Centre.


By adding leisure, restaurant, hospitality and foodstore uses to the existing retail offer, we have helped Cherwell District Council ensure the centre remains relevant to the current market by improving the mix of uses within their town centre. 

The designs take advantage of the water side location, with a raised and colonnade-covered restaurant terrace overlooking the canal. The striking design of the cinema above also benefits from an external terrace for which we are developing a new concept with the cinema operator to provide an external viewing experience. 

The scheme includes a new 117 room hotel which masks the existing car park as well as a 30,000sqft foodstore and associated car park. A new footbridge bridge over the canal and re-landscaped public realm link the development with the existing centre.