Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Developer unveils plans for Swindon skyscrapers

Day and night impressions of the high rises at Wharf GreenAmbitious plans to construct two skyscrapers in the centre of Swindon will be unveiled to the public this week.

FI Real Estate Management, the developer and facilities manager of The Brunel shopping centre, wants to build two high-rise buildings at Wharf Green.

The proposed 30,000 sq ft redevelopment of Canal Walk will also consist of the creation of a multi-use leisure space on the ground floor accommodating restaurants, cafes and other commercial leisure uses.

The project will also provide the opportunity to enhance the current shopping arcade.

The proposed towers would be 20 and 24 storeys tall, providing around 280 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

A spokesperson for FI Real Estate Management said: “We are hugely excited about our plans to regenerate and make better use of this prominent site by working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, our tenants, businesses and the local community.

"The retail landscape of town centres is rapidly changing and it is crucial that we adopt an innovative approach to meet the demands of people in Swindon.

"This emerging scheme will be subject to further discussion with the local planning authority following the consultation feedback and prior to submission of an outline planning application.

"We very much look forward to hearing the public’s views and feedback at the event.”

Plans will go on show at The Brunel shopping centre on Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 and 18, from 1.30pm until 6.30pm. They will also be available online from the 17th at www.fi-bruneldevelopment.com