Commercial property

Commercial property news from Swindon and Wiltshire.

Massive distribution centre takes shape

Written by Peter Davison.

St Modwen Park Chippenham


A massive distribution centre just off the M4 at Chippenham is taking shape – although construction work has now been paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Steelworks for the first speculative unit on the St Modwen Park at Junction 17 have now been erected.

Commercial Road properties offer a variety of sizes and rents

Written by Peter Davison.

1 Commercial Road


Swindon property commercial agent Kilpatrick & Co has been instructed to market five premises on Swindon's bustling Commercial Road.

The largest is the former Office Angels unit at 18-20 Commercial Road, where part- open plan and part-partitioned offices are available with central heating, air conditioning and kitchen/staff room to the rear with male and female toilets and is available at an asking rent of £20,000 per annum – described by the agents as "a bargain".

Business rates discount does not go far enough – expert

Written by Peter Davison.

Andrew Kilpatrick


The 100 percent rate relief granted to qualifying commercial premises in the Budget earlier this month should be extended to professional services occupiers, according to leading commercial property agent Andrew Kilpatrick.

On March 11, chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak said tens of thousands of retail, leisure and hospitality firms will not be asked to pay any business rates in the coming year under a scheme called Expanded Retail Rates Relief.

Swindon Council prepares to take over historic Mechanics’ Institute

Written by Peter Davison.

The Mechanics’ Institute


Preparations could soon be underway to bring Swindon’s historic Mechanics’ Institute into public ownership.

If approval is given at next week’s Cabinet meeting (Wednesday, 25 March), officers at Swindon Borough Council could begin to make the preparations that are necessary to allow the authority to make a Compulsory Purchase Order, which could secure the council’s ownership of the building.

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.