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‘Theatre at Risk’: Swindon Mechanics’ Institute gets a helping hand from Theatres Trust

A grant of more than £23,000 has been awarded by the Theatres Trust to the Mechanics’ Institution Trust to fund a viability assessment to determine how the building can thrive in the future. The Grade II* listed building has been on the Theatres Trust’s Theatres at Risk Register since its inception in 2006. It was […]

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Dangerous Works sparks court action

Forefront Estates, owner of the Mechanics’ Institution, has submitted a defence against legal action from Swindon Borough Council who are seeking to recover funds spent (£393,271.16, plus interest due). These legal proceedings are in relation to the work to the North end theatre roof undertaken by the Council under the Dangerous Works provisions in the […]

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