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WORK on a new leisure complex in the town centre is well underway as buildings continue to shoot up at Regent Circus.

The development at the former site of Swindon College is making steady progress, with basic frameworks filling out, and the top of the supermarket nearing completion.

Residents near to the site are growing increasingly excited about the development and what it will bring to the local community.

Peter Green, who lives in Old Town, said: “I’m pleased with how the work is progressing.

“I think most people like the fact that building is now taking place.

“The traffic isn’t causing a problem for people living at the back of the site and I’m happy that something is going on.

“For about five years there was nothing going on there and it was just a derelict building.

“It will be good to get a proper supermarket because at the moment you have to walk all the way down to Sainsbury’s or up to the Co-op in Old Town, so people are really looking forward to that.

“One thing we are concerned about is the traffic on Friday and Saturday nights, and people might use it as a short cut.

“With all the bars there is already quite a lot of merry people walking home at night but they have said they might put a gate in to close at night.”

 

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The £50m complex will feature a Morrison's supermarket, a Cineworld cinema and several restaurants and bars including Prezzo, Coal, Nando’s and Ask.

Other units continue to be filled as construction progresses.

Kat Dixon lives on Dixon Street and cannot wait for the town centre to have a cinema.

The 23-year-old said: “I think the building is going quite well, I want it to be completed sooner. I don’t understand why they put the diversions where they did though.

“I think it’s about time that Swindon had a cinema in the town centre that people can walk to and I think it will be good to have more proper sit-down restaurants, because Swindon doesn’t have many of them.

“It’s also good there is going to be a proper supermarket in the town centre and it’s reasonably priced so people don’t have to get in the car to get a bargain. people will also be able to walk which means they will be saving the environment as well.”

Ashfield Land, who are developing the site, purchased the land in 2007 but problems with the market saw long delays in getting the project off the ground.

The work is being carried out by ISG, and when completed the supermarket will take over a 52,000sq ft area and the leisure complex will be 30,000sq ft. The final section of the development will be a 450-space multi-storey car park.

It is hoped when complete it will bring in shoppers to the town centre, increasing trade.

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8:41am Tue 18 Feb 14

ChannelX says...

It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months? ChannelX

9:54am Tue 18 Feb 14

SockPuppet says...

More newsworthy may have been the start of demolition at Aspen House yesterday.
After standing derelict for several years the eyesore should be leveled within the next 20 weeks according to the paperwork on the entrance.

This is your roving reporter SockPuppet handing back....
More newsworthy may have been the start of demolition at Aspen House yesterday. After standing derelict for several years the eyesore should be leveled within the next 20 weeks according to the paperwork on the entrance. This is your roving reporter SockPuppet handing back.... SockPuppet

9:58am Tue 18 Feb 14

1 2 Could B says...

Hot off the press.......

Swindon is to have another supermarket
Hot off the press....... Swindon is to have another supermarket 1 2 Could B

10:15am Tue 18 Feb 14

ChannelX says...

1 2 Could B wrote:
Hot off the press.......

Swindon is to have another supermarket
And why would it be of any concern to you? Haven't you left the town yet?
[quote][p][bold]1 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: Hot off the press....... Swindon is to have another supermarket[/p][/quote]And why would it be of any concern to you? Haven't you left the town yet? ChannelX

10:19am Tue 18 Feb 14

Davethered says...

It seems to be taking forever to put this building up , personally I think there's only two blokes working there , the rest are building the football stadiums over in Brazil for the world cup.
It seems to be taking forever to put this building up , personally I think there's only two blokes working there , the rest are building the football stadiums over in Brazil for the world cup. Davethered

11:06am Tue 18 Feb 14

Swindon_AOK says...

ChannelX wrote:
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?[/p][/quote]For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :) Swindon_AOK

11:39am Tue 18 Feb 14

ChannelX says...

Swindon_AOK wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)
Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?
[quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?[/p][/quote]For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)[/p][/quote]Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks? ChannelX

1:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Oldtownmum says...

ChannelX wrote:
Swindon_AOK wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)
Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?
The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up!
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?[/p][/quote]For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)[/p][/quote]Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?[/p][/quote]The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up! Oldtownmum

1:21pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Phantom Poster says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Swindon_AOK wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)
Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?
The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up!
As unlike you, most people don't see the need to include a reference to their sex in their username - how do you know they are men? Could that be perhaps a sexist assumption?
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?[/p][/quote]For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)[/p][/quote]Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?[/p][/quote]The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up![/p][/quote]As unlike you, most people don't see the need to include a reference to their sex in their username - how do you know they are men? Could that be perhaps a sexist assumption? Phantom Poster

1:35pm Tue 18 Feb 14

house on the hill says...

No different to the constant reporting on councillors behaving like Tw4ts. We know it happens on a regular basis and don't need every last detail. Must be a slow news day. Next is ant run over by car.
No different to the constant reporting on councillors behaving like Tw4ts. We know it happens on a regular basis and don't need every last detail. Must be a slow news day. Next is ant run over by car. house on the hill

2:14pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Amberflame says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Swindon_AOK wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)
Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?
The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up!
Agree!
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?[/p][/quote]For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)[/p][/quote]Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?[/p][/quote]The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up![/p][/quote]Agree! Amberflame

2:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Amberflame says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Swindon_AOK wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)
Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?
The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up!
As unlike you, most people don't see the need to include a reference to their sex in their username - how do you know they are men? Could that be perhaps a sexist assumption?
Another pointless comment by one of those grouchy old men!
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?[/p][/quote]For those who don't live in the town but take an interest, it is great to see progress on this after 15 years of waiting; so yes, I for one am happy to receive the bi-monthly updates :)[/p][/quote]Why? What additional information are you learning from reports that always say, "Building work is progressing well" every two weeks?[/p][/quote]The bickering between grouchy old men with too much time on their hands is embarrassing. Almost every article is full of comments from men like this taking swipes at eachother. Grow up![/p][/quote]As unlike you, most people don't see the need to include a reference to their sex in their username - how do you know they are men? Could that be perhaps a sexist assumption?[/p][/quote]Another pointless comment by one of those grouchy old men! Amberflame

3:38pm Tue 18 Feb 14

PJC says...

Davethered wrote:
It seems to be taking forever to put this building up , personally I think there's only two blokes working there , the rest are building the football stadiums over in Brazil for the world cup.
Rubbish. Considering the weather, it's going up quite quickly. Every time I walk past (which is mostly once a day) there are at least a dozen workmen there. The roadworks are a bit inconvenient, but omelettes and eggs, eh? I'm looking forward to it as I don't have a car and will take me 5 mins to walk there.
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: It seems to be taking forever to put this building up , personally I think there's only two blokes working there , the rest are building the football stadiums over in Brazil for the world cup.[/p][/quote]Rubbish. Considering the weather, it's going up quite quickly. Every time I walk past (which is mostly once a day) there are at least a dozen workmen there. The roadworks are a bit inconvenient, but omelettes and eggs, eh? I'm looking forward to it as I don't have a car and will take me 5 mins to walk there. PJC

7:07pm Tue 18 Feb 14

jmarsig says...

ChannelX wrote:
It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?
competition what we want yes better deals
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: It IS good news for the town, but given it's not due to open until November, do we really have to suffer bi-monthly updates on the building work for another 8 months?[/p][/quote]competition what we want yes better deals jmarsig

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