Commercial property

Commercial property news from Swindon and Wiltshire.

Two office suites in Swindon's Old Town come to market

Written by Peter Davison.

Newport House


Two suites of offices at Newport House in the Old Town area of Swindon have come to the market with commercial property agent Kilpatrick & Co.

The offices offer a mix of open plan and partitioned rooms, centrally heated and carpeted with ample power points and trunking.

Each suite has its own kitchenette and toilets with self-contained ground floor entrance with security controls. The suites extend to around 1,400 sq ft, each with the first floor available now on flexible terms and the second floor available from July 9 onwards.

Both have secure allocated car parking to the rear of the building. Kilpatrick & Co also have offices to let in Havelock Street of 1,257 sq ft available as a whole or in 2 suites of 534 & 715 sq ft.

These are available on easy in and easy out flexible terms for anyone looking for some extra office space on a short term basis in the town centre.

Full details of the properties are available at



Village homes taking shape as builders get back on track after Covid-19 shutdown

Written by Peter Davison.

Somerbrook streetscape


Building work at a development bringing much-needed homes to a north Wiltshire village is back underway after a break because of the pandemic.

The show home at Somerbrook, a development of 38 homes on a four-acre site at Brook Farm on the edge of Great Somerford, is likely to be completed by the autumn and the rest of the neighbourhood, which will include ten affordable homes, is making steady progress.

Construction of Cultural Heritage Institute at Carriage Works continues during pandemic

Written by Peter Davison.

Carriage Works


The conversion of Swindon’s former GWR Carriage Works to create premises for the Royal Agricultural University’s Cultural Heritage Institute is continuing apace through the pandemic.

Last year, the Royal Agricultural University announced plans for a new postgraduate and professional training hub in Swindon to increase the number of trained professionals within the cultural heritage industries.

Swindon firm wins £20 million Oxford University construction contract

Written by Peter Davison.

Rhodes House plan


Construction firm Beard has been appointed preferred bidder on a £20 million project to extend and restructure the basement of Oxford University building Rhodes House.

The scheme at the home of the international scholarship programme The Rhodes Trust – which is used for conferences, weddings, and other events – will see three new basements created to allow for additional accommodation, increased office space, and a brand-new conference centre to host speakers and delegates from around the world.

Developer launches virtual tours for house-hunters

Written by Peter Davison.

Bowood View showhome


Virtual tours are helping house-hunters in Wiltshire narrow down the search for their dream home from the comfort of their living rooms.

Five-star builder Bellway has created a virtual tour of the showhomes at Tadpole Rise in Swindon, Tithecote Manor in Bradford on Avon, Bowood View in Melksham, Dickens Gate in Rudloe, Vicarage Gardens in South Marston and Quakers Walk in Devizes, as a safe and easy way for people to get a good idea of the property’s layout and design.

Law firm advises provider on acquisition of new care home

Written by Peter Davison.


Law firm Royds Withy King, a leading provider of legal services to the social care sector, has advised the regional and family-run care provider, Coate Water Care, on the acquisition of a new care home in Devizes.

The home, to be called Avebury House, has been acquired and refurbished despite being undertaken during the current Covid-19 crisis and will shortly open to provide a range of nursing and dementia care for up to 47 residents.

Windows firm to open doors at business park

Written by Peter Davison.

Unit 29-34, Bluestone Centre, Amesbury


A new trade counter operator in windows and plastics for builders and DIY customers has acquired a recently-constructed unit on a new development at one of Wiltshire’s most popular business parks.

Bluestone Windows & Plastics Ltd has taken Units 29-34 at Amesbury’s Bluestone Centre, which are between industry giants Screwfix and Howdens Joinery.

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