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Growing interest in new retail/office units at Graven Hill

Growing interest in new retail/office units at Graven Hill

The new Trinity @ Graven Hill retail and office units, part of the 550-acre Graven Hill development in Bicester, have piqued local interest. In the first month of marketing by White Commercial Surveyors, the units have attracted close to 30 inspections by interested parties.

Graven Hill, which is home to Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs: The Street’, is the UK’s largest self and custom build development. Set across a beautiful site in Oxfordshire, Graven Hill will create 1,900 new homes once complete. Amenities will include a community centre, play parks, and several offices and retail units for sale or lease.

Bicester’s strategic location provides businesses and residents with unrivalled access to globally significant high-technology clusters. There are four commercial units available at Graven Hill, varying in size from 1,270 sq ft – 2,935 sq ft which are available to let or for sale on a long leasehold basis.

Karen Curtin, Managing Director at Graven Hill Village Development Company, said: “As the UK emerges from lockdown, it’s fantastic to see such interest in the retail units and offices here at Graven Hill. With retail being one of the hardest-hit sectors in recent months, this is a real testament to our flourishing community.

“The commercial aspects of the site have a key part to play in realising our long-term goals for Graven Hill. Ultimately, a connected development with a rich character and strong sense of place has a positive effect on both the direct and wider community.

“The future of sustainable placemaking revolves around providing opportunities for people right where they want them. Flexibility, accessibility, and community should be built in from the start. This is exactly what we set out to achieve here at Graven Hill, and it’s great to see it becoming a reality.”

Chris White, Managing Director of White Commercial, says, “White Commercial Surveyors assisted the developer in the purchase of the site in 2013 and have played a major part in the initial stages of the schemes undertaking but with particular emphasis on the commercial components of the development. The commercial hub and centrepiece of Graven Hill is now ready for retail/office and other occupiers and is located just opposite the new school that is due to be completed next year.

Bicester is a thriving expanding town and community boasting Bicester Village (with over 6 million visitors a year) and rapidly expanding residential and commercial facilities - with 10,000 new houses planned to be built in the next 11 years. The town has excellent transport facilities by rail (2 stations including Bicester Village station) and by road with the M40 with the historic city of Oxford close by.”

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