Opening of Lock 29

Lock 29 is open! A new centre for culture right in the heart of Banbury, Lock 29 has transformed the old BHS store in the Castle Quay shopping centre into a vibrant leisure destination.

The vision of Conservative-controlled Cherwell District Council, Lock 29 features artisan food and drink vendors who will tempt you with a roster pop up street food stalls from Provenance Circles pizza to Spuds and Pies, and deli counters selling the best local produce and specialities from across the country. Buyers are able to meet producers and discover the journey of their purchases from farm to store. But Lock 29 is about more than food and drink. An eclectic mix of independent retailers have stalls on site, an events space will stage live music, workshops, and cookery demonstrations and a boutique cinema will show films and educational programmes to provide a unique all-round retail experience not found elsewhere in our region.

Banbury Conservatives said:Lock 29 is the fresh new retail offer that Banbury needs. We have been excited about the project since the Council first announced its vision in June 2019 and it is fantastic to see it come to fruition. It has revitalised an abandoned space with real creativity and will be a huge draw for residents and visitors alike. The food stalls will champion the very best in local and British produce and will respond to the increasing demand from conscious consumers with a focus on sustainability and supporting the food chain from farm to fork.”