CCE were appointed to provide Structural and Civil Engineering Consultancy Services in connection with the Expansion of the Castle Quay Waterfront shopping centre in Banbury – ‘CQ2’. The new 506,000 sqft development comprises new restaurant and leisure space, creating an attractive destination for residents and visitors.
The extension to the complex includes:
- Block A – a 117-bed Premier Inn Hotel
- Block B – a ten-screen Light Cinema
- Block C – a Lidl superstore with a 438-space car park across two levels
- Block D – existing Social Club
- 244 new parking spaces
Works include associated roadworks, as well as the installation of a new canal bridge expected to improve ease of access from the site into other areas of the town. As part of the flood prevention strategy for CQ2, a 20m-long, 2.4m wide bridge was removed to accommodate a new Thames Water drainage system. Some of the bridge materials have been recycled to create a modern art piece for the public to enjoy.