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Bicester Town Oxfordshire

About Bicester

Welcome to the Bicester edition of The Oxford Magazine.

This historic market town is expanding quickly, building new homes for commuters working in London, Birmingham and Oxford. It’s, perhaps, the fastest-growing town in the county, in large part because of its proximity to junction 9 of the M40.

But Bicester is much more than just a bedroom community, as the fabulous architecture around the marketplace will show you, including gorgeous 17th-century townhouses and a smattering of older half-timbered buildings.

Yet, for many holidaymakers, the town’s reputation is preceded by Bicester Village, the outlet mall that pulls in a staggering 6.3 million shoppers a year. It’s hard to believe that more visitors from China come to these luxury shops than to any other attraction in the country apart from Buckingham Palace.


Local news & stories

David Lloyd Club in Bicester is now open
/ Retail & Leisure

The new David Lloyd Club in Bicester is now open

The new luxury club, located within the new Catalyst Park in South Bicester, officially opened its doors to members on Tuesday, 20 September.
Padel – the UKs fastest growing sport comes to Bicester
/ Retail & Leisure

Padel – the UK’s fastest growing sport comes to Bicester

Described as a hybrid game of squash and tennis, and simple to learn and play by all ages, Padel is launching at David Lloyd Bicester.
Bicester “rubbish” location for rail freight hub according to county councillor
/ Infrastructure

Bicester “rubbish” location for rail freight hub according to county councillor

The blistering address from the county’s cabinet member for climate change delivery & environment, supported the County Council’s response, raising concern over the proposals.
The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone
/ Technology

The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone

Arrival has successfully completed all the required functional and safety testing to achieve EUWVTA, which is a critical step towards starting trials with customers in the coming months.
The Menu and Arrival expand their business operations in Bicester
/ Real Estate

The Menu and Arrival expand their business operations in Bicester

Both have taken on space at the now completed and fully let 500,000+ sq ft Axis Junction 9 Business Park developed by Albion Land.
Double yellow lines for 24 roads and streets in Bicester
/ Transport

Double yellow lines for 24 roads and streets in Bicester

Oxfordshire County Council is looking to address safety issues, including parking that blocks parts of pavements, vehicle turning points, accesses and junctions or creates a tight squeeze for buses.
Proposal underway for a new rail freight terminal in Oxford
/ Infrastructure

Proposal underway for a new rail freight terminal near Bicester

A Channel Islands-based company is preparing plans for a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) on land immediately south and adjacent to the Chiltern Main Line.
Tritax Symmetry submits planning application for new Siemens Healthineers facility
/ Real Estate

Tritax Symmetry submits planning application for new Siemens Healthineers facility

The 48-acre site on land north of the A41 and east of Junction 9 of the M40, known as Symmetry Park, Oxford North, has been chosen following an extensive site search.
Bicester tech start-up to build Malaysia’s EV charging network
/ Technology

Bicester’s EZ-Charge technology to underpin new EV charging network in Malaysia

The company has entered into a formal MoU with a Malaysian subsidiary of the global corporation MW Group – for its advanced electric car charging units to be manufactured, installed and operated in-market, under licence.
Electric Assisted Vehicles EAV completes funding round to scale up production
/ Technology

Electric Assisted Vehicles EAV completes funding round to scale up production

The Oxfordshire-based eCargo and urban micro-mobility manufacturer will use the funds to accelerate growth plans based on rising market demand.