Mechanic's Institution Trust

Central Community Spaces available for Hire

The Mechanics’ Institution Trust looks after a number of heritage buildings located in Emlyn Square, the heart of Swindon’s historic Railway Village.

There is a range of unique and affordable rooms available which are perfect for meetings, training, workshops, events, lectures, children’s birthday parties and fitness classes. 

Our Central Community Spaces are very popular with local residents, charities, clubs and organisations. Our charges are competitive, and where it supports our social impact vision we offer a range of discounts which you may be eligible for.  

Please browse the information below about each of our available spaces.

Make an enquiry today, or for more information, contact: bookings@mechanics-trust.org.uk

Bakers Community Cafe

The Bakers Community Cafe is a unique and inviting space which offers a cosy environment to suit your needs. Set in a Cafe layout with a counter top and Kitchen, it can facilitate a range of events, meetings and activities which will leave your guests inspired.

The layout can be adjusted to suit your needs, and why not take advantage of its modest commercial kitchen to serve and prepare refreshments for your group. 

Cost: £17 per hour 
(Discounts available for SN1 residents and Non-profit organisations) 
Opening times: 9am – 10pm
Capacity: 30 Seated

Features:

  • Fully Accessible with Ramp
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Furnished with tables and chairs
  • WIFI

Additional Options Available (please see price list for details):

  • Use of Commercial Kitchen and appliances
  • Breakout Room (Bakers Snug)
  • Use of portable projector and screen

You can view availability of this space using the adjacent Calendar.

Bakers Snug

The Bakers Snug room provides a break-out space for smaller gatherings, and can be an additional option when hiring the Cafe. Whether it is a small team meeting; one-to-one; or even a private activity space, this building has it covered.

Cost: £10 per hour 
(Discounts available for SN1 residents and Non-profit organisations)
Opening times: 9am – 10pm
Capacity: 12 Seated

Features:

  • Accessible Via side entrance
  • No Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Furnished with tables and chairs
  • WIFI

Additional Options Available (please see price list for details):

  • Use of portable projector and screen

You can view availability of this space using the adjacent Calendar.

Central Community Centre Main Hall

The Central Community Centre Main Hall is a generous space, boasting a number of features that can facilitate a number of events and activities for much larger groups. 

Cost: £22 per hour 
(Discounts available for SN1 residents and Non-profit organisations)
Opening times: 9am – 10pm
Capacity: Up to 80 Seated

Features:

  • Fully Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Trestle tables and chairs
  • WIFI
  • Hearing Loop (coming soon)
  • Basic Refreshment Facilities

Additional Options Available (please see price list for details):

  • Use of Large Commercial Kitchen and appliances
  • Breakout Room (Social Room)
  • Use of Large projector
  • Use of Large TV

You can view availability of this space using the adjacent Calendar.

Central Community Centre Social Room

The Central Community Centre Social Room is perfect for any type of meeting, whether it is formal, casual or anything in between. 

Furnished with a round meeting table, coffee table, sofa and kitchenette, you will feel right at home in this space.  

Cost: £12 per hour 
(Discounts available for SN1 residents and Non-profit organisations)
Opening times:
9am – 10pm
Capacity: Up to 10 Seated

Features:

  • Book Swap
  • Accessible via ramp
  • Toilets
  • Furnished
  • WIFI
  • Refreshment Facilities / kitchenette

Additional Options Available (please see price list for details):

  • Use of Large Commercial Kitchen and appliances
  • Breakout Room (Social Room)
  • Use of Large projector
  • Use of Large TV

You can view availability of this space using the adjacent Calendar.

Discounts & Pricing