Alterations and extensions to DCS factory, Banbury



DCS Group UK are a leading manufacturing and distribution organisation and bring a wealth of economic benefits to Cherwell District. A key local employer in the area, DCS Group provide job opportunities for approximately 300 people locally.

The distribution centre was completed in 2022 however there was a requirement for alterations and extensions to the factory. The rapidly evolving nature of the transportation business means that changes in the spatial and functional requirements are necessary.  The proposed alterations and extensions were required to meet these changes and also to improve the overall appearance of the site whilst extending the office area of the factory.


Site details and constraints

The site is located approximately 2.5km north-east of Banbury town centre, within a wider industrial area close to the Beaumont Road Industrial Estate.

Our role

MEP was commissioned to assist the team in obtaining the necessary planning permission.  This involved reviewing and overseeing consultants’ reports, liaising with officers at Cherwell District Council and presenting at Planning Committee.  The MEP team was successful in demonstrating that the proposed scheme complied with relevant planning policy and represented a sustainable form of development.


Planning permission was obtained for the necessary proposed works in March 2024.


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