Commercial property


One of Swindon’s most distinctive retail units comes onto market

Written by Peter Davison on .

19 Regent Street Swindon19 Regent Street SwindonOne of Swindon’s most distinctive retail properties has come onto market.

19E Regent Street was built for house furnisher William Wallace Hunter in 1901 and occupied by the firm until the 1940s, when it was acquired by Woodhouse & Son.

It survived the demolition of the 1960s, during which thousands of residents were moved from cramped terrace houses and the pedestrian precinct created. More recently it has housed fashion brands including Laura Ashley and Envy, and a string of mobile phone retailers.

The property has extensive return frontage to Edgeware Road, and is three storeys high with retail space on ground and first floors, with full height glazed display windows to both frontages, and extends to extends to 5,627 sq ft.

Also being marketed is the adjoining 20 regent Street, until recently occupied by Phones 4U. It has accommodation on two floors, with a small second floor, which could potentially be extended, but currently totalling 2,004 sq ft.

Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick & Co, which is marketing the properties, said: “The properties can be acquired as separate buildings to buy or rent, but could potentially be amalgamated and reconfigured to provide an attractive retail or restaurant unit on the ground and first floors with potential for the upper floors to be converted to residential.

“I believe the properties will be of interest to potential investors and developers as well as potential occupiers.”

Further details of the properties including photographs, asking rents and prices, can be found on Kilpatrick & Co’s website at