Commercial property

Museum snaps up Amesbury industrial unit

Written by Peter Davison.

Unit 211, Beacon Centre, Solstice Park, Amesbury


Wiltshire Museum has acquired the freehold of a modern unit at the popular Beacon Centre development on the giant Solstice Park at Amesbury.

Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, which owns and runs the museum in Devizes, snapped up the property in a deal brokered by property consultancy Myddelton & Major.

Freehold quoting price for the 1,904 sq ft (176.88 sq m) industrial/warehouse Unit 211 on Solar Way was £195,000.

Myddelton & Major partner Dean Speer said: “The museum, located in Georgian and Victorian listed buildings in Devizes since 1874, needed additional space and I was pleased to help them acquire this Beacon centre premises

“The museum contains the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold ever put on public display in England, along with 500 Stonehenge period objects, including 30 pieces of gold treasure, together with archaeology, art, natural history, local history, and an archive and library.

“It is a wonderful public attraction and this extra space will allow the museum to carry out many extra functions.”

“The Beacon Centre has proved to be exceptionally popular and this rare opportunity to acquire a freehold industrial unit on the park certainly attracted strong interest before the museum snapped it up.”

The Beacon Centre occupies a prime location at the gateway at Solstice Park, the 160-acre mixed-use business park, strategically located with direct access to the A303 dual carriageway at Amesbury.