New arrivals at Banbury Gateway - but Next closes its town shop

Banbury Gateway Retail Park. NNL-151124-160132009
Banbury Gateway Retail Park. NNL-151124-160132009

High street retailers Next and New Look have opened their new stores on the Banbury Gateway Retail Park today (Thursday).

Next will open their 26,000 sq ft store at 10am, creating 32 new jobs.

But as well as the store opening, the business has confirmed its smaller shop in Castle Quay Shopping Centre will close and its other store on the Banbury Cross Retail Park will be turned into a clearance store. It is currently closed and will re-open on Februrary 25.

A spokesperson added those previously working for the store in Castle Quay will be moved to the new store at Banbury Gateway.

Alfie Rahman, store manager for Next, said: “There’s a lot of excitement around the opening of the store.

“It will be the first hybrid store in the area.

“We can offer so many new ranges and products to our customers, they’re in for a real treat.”

The new store will fea-ture women’s, men’s, kids’ and home all in one location and two-floor store will also include a shoe room, a lingerie boutique and Costa Coffee.

Customers will have the chance to win £500 in their Home giveaway if they make a purchase of £50 or more.

There will also be a chance to win a £250 shopping spree.

New Look will also open its new store at 10am where staff will be armed with goody bags for the first 50 shoppers.

It will be open seven days a week from 9am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-7pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.

Next will be open Monday and Tuesday 9am to 8pm, Thursday 9am to 9pm, Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm and Sunday 10.30am to 5 pm.

Visit www.banburygateway.co.uk for more details.