General Manager of the UKs newest major retail destination – Westgate Oxford. With experience of development, launch and managing at the leading edge of the shopping centre industry. Includes experience in the retail industry as well as food & beverage, leisure, visitor attraction, hotel and residential mixed use asset experience.
The Westgate Development – A 20 Year Journey
The new Westgate Oxford opened its doors on 24th October 2017.
The challenge leading up to that – was to develop a building the size of 11 football pitches employing 3500 people in the centre of one of the UK’s best known historic cities. A City with a complex reputation for traffic congestion, planning, sustainability, employment, stakeholders and the cost of living.
The launch was the culmination of a 20 year journey involving a group of people with a lot of determination! They were also inspired for Oxford to realise its potential.
Brendan Hattam, Westgate’s General Manager will talk about the challenges of developing a major shopping centre in Oxford and the qualities of the people who had the vision to deliver it.