A new cocktail bar and wine shop venture is set to open at the Graven Hill development in Bicester on 19 August 2023.
The independent operator, Wine Valley Limited, is launching Wine Rack and Wine Valley Cocktail Bar, providing a family-friendly place to meet and enjoy a glass of wine, cocktails or soft drinks. The shop will sell a huge variety of worldwide wine, spirits and beer, including Trappist beers, alongside day-to-day groceries until the arrival of the convenience store at the site.
Pradeep Thangaraj, from Wine Valley Limited, said: “There are hundreds of people now living on site, which meant that Graven Hill was the perfect location to launch this new concept. We are proposing a high-end, friendly and cosy bar and shop which is in keeping with this high-quality development on the edge of Bicester, close to the Designer Outlet Village.
“We are working closely with global drink brand company, Diageo, on this prototype venture and Graven Hill is the perfect launch pad. We are keen to appeal to all ages and want to provide a welcoming and relaxing place to meet and I’m planning a wide range of mocktails as part of our fantastic array of drinks.”
White Commercial Surveyors advising Graven Hill on their substantial custom build residential development in Bicester has leased the new facilities to Wine Valley Limited. All the commercial units on the Trinity scheme are now let/under offer, with White Commercial Surveyors having carried out over 70 inspections at the units on behalf of the Graven Hill Village Development Company.
Chris White, MD at White Commercial Surveyors, said: “With almost 500 homes now occupied at the popular Graven Hill village it has become an attractive offer to commercial operators. We continue to try to attract a pub/restaurant operator to deliver a development on the prominent frontage site.”
Graven Hill is the UK’s largest self and custom build residential development. A primary school is set to open in September and will be run by the Warriner Academy Trust. Significant amenities planned include a sports pavilion, pitches and allotments. A community centre is also set to be delivered by the local council.
Gemma Davis, customer experience director at Graven Hill Village Development Company (GHVDC), said: “This exciting venture will be fantastic for the Graven Hill community and it’s great to welcome Wine Valley Limited to the site. We’re delighted to have delivered on our promise to residents with this year’s opening of a licensed venue and a place to buy day to day groceries such as bread and milk.”
A pub/restaurant site and the remaining commercial unit and offices continue to be marketed by Whites Commercial. GHVDC is also seeking local contractors to tender for its next phase of new homes and apartments.