The Trust has been leasing 9 East Street since January 2009 and thanks must be made to the owner Beard Construction for their support and understanding.
The premises are ideally located in the Railway Village near to other voluntary organisations, and visually recognisable. The Grade 2 listed building has heritage and iconic value as the earliest built of a wide range of local co-operative premises, mostly now demolished. The building, although set up for use as modern offices now, was originally the home of The New Swindon Improvement Company – the holding company that built the Mechanics’ Institution in 1854.
We have been using the building to house our work and act as a “hub” for local community-led activity.
We have a range of organisations based in the building including: Swindon Civic Voice, The Alfred Williams Heritage Society, Swindon Youth Partnership and the Swindon Federation of Community Organisations.
We are currently trying to raise funds to purchase and restore the building which would provide a range of activities and uplift the Railway Village Conservation Area.
We also have meeting rooms and office space available to rent.
More information is available by contacting us on (01793) 520592 or by using the contact form.