Oxford’s empty stores compared using an interactive chart

The empty store units that stand in Oxford city center looked very different in 2008.

Using our interactive chart, you can compare what empty stores looked like over ten years ago.

You can compare the ways Debenhams, Topshop, NatWest, Office Outlet and Oxford Print Company have changed.

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This week the Oxford Mail documented the more than 50 empty store units in the city centre.

You can read more about it here>>>

Many units are in a state of disrepair, very different from what they looked like in 2008.

Use the interactive charts below to scroll between 2008 and 2022:


The department store on Magdalen Street closed in early 2021 after announcing it would not reopen after the lockdown. You can read more about it here>>>


Topshop, on Queen Street, also closed in early 2021 after ASOS reached a deal to buy the brand. You can read more about the closure here>>>

In 2008, the site was a BHS.


The Cornmarket bank branch became vacant in 2018 and talks have taken place to reopen the site as an upscale restaurant, but it remains empty for the time being.

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The Office Outlet on Park End Street closed in 2019 after the business went into operation. You can read more about it here>>>

Oxford Printing Society

The building that once housed the Oxford Print Company is currently empty.

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