Regeneration

Forward Swindon Ltd are driving forward regeneration through the re-development of 100 hectares in Swindon town centre. Swindon railway station has been identified as one of only three towns in the UK to benefit from station regeneration in the next five years. There is an ‘arc of investment opportunity’ surrounding the railway station include Kimmerfields central business district, Carriageworks, North Star and the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. These projects will deliver 1,000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs, and a state-of-the-art transport interchange and bring in £500 million of inward investment to the town centre. To find out more go to https://www.swindon.gov.uk/news/article/120/forwar...

Forward Swindon has now been brought in-house to continue good progress on key town centre projects

FSL has made good progress on a number of key town centre regeneration projects over the last few years but, after being co-located alongside the Council’s Economy team at the start of this year, a decision has been made to integrate both teams so they can continue to build on the work that is currently being carried out.

Councillor Dale Heenan, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for the Town Centre, said: “This is a crucial point in Swindon’s history with major multi-million pound regeneration schemes, which have been planned for years, a matter of months away from starting on the ground.

“Forward Swindon has provided the foundation for this work during difficult economic and political times, and the staff have been working well side-by-side with the Council’s Economy team for a number of months.

“As the new cabinet member for town centre regeneration, I am determined that residents and businesses in Swindon start to see visible signs of progress in the very near future, and I believe this is a step in the right direction.”

“FSL has helped to breathe new life into a number of derelict sites within the town centre and the Carriage Works, Falcon House, Kimmerfields and Aspen House have all moved forward thanks to the expertise within the team. I’m sure the team will continue their good work within the Council.”