Town given new business boost thanks to old Print Company site
March 8, 2011 by Gareth
Banbury and nearby Bicester are set to receive a boost to their local economy thanks to a new supermarket that is set to be built on the site of a former printing company in Bicester, near Banbury. CCH Print Works’ old headquarters, which were known locally as Publishing House is set to be demolished and in its place a new Lidl supermarket is due to open in March, bringing with it a number of new jobs and the prospect of regeneration for the area. The former headquarters of the printing company were built over 25 years ago and the building was tailor-made for carrying out tasks like flyer, poster and catalogue printing for residents of Banbury, Bicester and the surrounding areas.
Because the building was custom-built specifically for printing, it had remained empty for several years as it proved difficult to source a suitable buyer who would be able to use the building for that specific purpose. There are other printing companies in Banbury and Bicester but these are mainly smaller companies who would not have the need for such a large headquarters.
The fact that CCH no longer does business here is testament to the fact that many local businesses now rely on smaller print firms who offer bespoke services such as business card and catalogue printing. Banbury in particular is an area that has seen an increase in demand for printing services as many companies realise that smaller firms give a much more personal service than larger ones. The new Lidl supermarket will hopefully boost the local economy and may even choose to use a local print company for services such as POS printing in Banbury.