It’s a snip at £32.8m

This Is Wiltshire: The Regent Circus retail and leisure development, which is now up for sale The Regent Circus retail and leisure development, which is now up for sale

STRONG interest is already being shown in taking on “the only modern leisure scheme in Swindon” at Regent Circus, which has been valued at £32.8m by its developers.

The town centre development has been put on the market by Ashfield Land with its eight-figure price tag, and already there have been expressions of interest from pension funds across the UK, according to director James Digby.

The buyer will be taking on a 97,0002 ft scheme, which includes a six-screen cinema, eight restaurants and a Morrisons supermarket.

Building work on the complex is expected to finish within the next couple of months. and it is due to open to the public early next year.

Property agency JLL is currently advertising the development, suggesting it will pull in more than £2m per year in income for any buyer.

The agent is marketing Regent Circus as “the only modern leisure scheme in Swindon”.

Mr Digby said: “Once the development is completed it will be sold on to one of the UK pension funds. There has been a lot of interest in the market, which is all very positive for Swindon.

“It shows how the market views what’s happening in Swindon and also the quality of the development, as well as the tenants already in place.”

Just one of the restaurant units remains to let – making the scheme more than 94 per cent pre-let.

The leisure part of the scheme is anchored by a 19,0002 ft digital cinema to be operated by Cineworld, the UK’s largest multiplex chain with 79 cinemas.

The remainder of the leisure space will be taken up by restaurants – signed up so far are Prezzo, Ask, Nando’s, Coal Grill and Bar, Jimmy’s World Grill & Bar and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

This part of the scheme has its own 212-space car park.

In front of the scheme will be a plaza facing the town centre. Morrisons will have its own 238-space car park.

In the brochure, JLL said: “Currently, a significant proportion of the available leisure spend in and around Swindon migrates to more distant areas such as Bristol, Reading, Bath and Oxford.

“Regent Circus will not only retain these people in Swindon, but will also act as a draw from other affluent areas in its hinterland such as Marlborough, Hungerford and Malmesbury.

“Regent Circus will at long last give the affluent Swindon catchment the facilities it has been craving.”

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9:47am Thu 14 Aug 14

whitein says...

no decent shops just take aways.
no decent shops just take aways. whitein
  • Score: -6

10:31am Thu 14 Aug 14

Swindon_Lover says...

whitein wrote:
no decent shops just take aways.
No take aways, they are restaurants.
[quote][p][bold]whitein[/bold] wrote: no decent shops just take aways.[/p][/quote]No take aways, they are restaurants. Swindon_Lover
  • Score: 2

11:32am Thu 14 Aug 14

Cooking_by_smoke_alarm says...

whitein says...

no decent shops just take aways.


Open your own then, then there will be!
whitein says... no decent shops just take aways. Open your own then, then there will be! Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: -1

11:54am Thu 14 Aug 14

Eastcott says...

whitein wrote:
no decent shops just take aways.
The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking.

Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside.
[quote][p][bold]whitein[/bold] wrote: no decent shops just take aways.[/p][/quote]The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside. Eastcott
  • Score: 3

12:25pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

Eastcott wrote:
whitein wrote:
no decent shops just take aways.
The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking.

Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside.
Don't you have anything else to say apart from snide comments whenever anyone comments something you don't like on this issue?
Although they are not takeaways that comment isn't far from the truth is it?
[quote][p][bold]Eastcott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitein[/bold] wrote: no decent shops just take aways.[/p][/quote]The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside.[/p][/quote]Don't you have anything else to say apart from snide comments whenever anyone comments something you don't like on this issue? Although they are not takeaways that comment isn't far from the truth is it? Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: 5

12:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Eastcott says...

Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Eastcott wrote:
whitein wrote: no decent shops just take aways.
The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside.
Don't you have anything else to say apart from snide comments whenever anyone comments something you don't like on this issue? Although they are not takeaways that comment isn't far from the truth is it?
If idiots are going to sneer about things they've got factually incorrect about the place, then I'm perfectly within my rights to sneer back.

And decent mid-range franchise restaurants which we've been crying out for in the town centre (such as Prezzo and GBK) are patently not takeaways are they. So get back in your box.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastcott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitein[/bold] wrote: no decent shops just take aways.[/p][/quote]The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside.[/p][/quote]Don't you have anything else to say apart from snide comments whenever anyone comments something you don't like on this issue? Although they are not takeaways that comment isn't far from the truth is it?[/p][/quote]If idiots are going to sneer about things they've got factually incorrect about the place, then I'm perfectly within my rights to sneer back. And decent mid-range franchise restaurants which we've been crying out for in the town centre (such as Prezzo and GBK) are patently not takeaways are they. So get back in your box. Eastcott
  • Score: -3

2:06pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

Eastcott wrote:
Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Eastcott wrote:
whitein wrote: no decent shops just take aways.
The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside.
Don't you have anything else to say apart from snide comments whenever anyone comments something you don't like on this issue? Although they are not takeaways that comment isn't far from the truth is it?
If idiots are going to sneer about things they've got factually incorrect about the place, then I'm perfectly within my rights to sneer back.

And decent mid-range franchise restaurants which we've been crying out for in the town centre (such as Prezzo and GBK) are patently not takeaways are they. So get back in your box.
Nobody likes a know it all. Continual put downs to people on this issue when it crops up puts you in that category. I'll get back in my box if you get back in your chain restaurant. Deal?
[quote][p][bold]Eastcott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastcott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitein[/bold] wrote: no decent shops just take aways.[/p][/quote]The sheer pig ignorance of some posters on here is... breathtaking. Here's a bit of advice, if you don't possess the blindest bit of knowledge about a subject, try and avoid complete and utter ridicule by not talking out of your backside.[/p][/quote]Don't you have anything else to say apart from snide comments whenever anyone comments something you don't like on this issue? Although they are not takeaways that comment isn't far from the truth is it?[/p][/quote]If idiots are going to sneer about things they've got factually incorrect about the place, then I'm perfectly within my rights to sneer back. And decent mid-range franchise restaurants which we've been crying out for in the town centre (such as Prezzo and GBK) are patently not takeaways are they. So get back in your box.[/p][/quote]Nobody likes a know it all. Continual put downs to people on this issue when it crops up puts you in that category. I'll get back in my box if you get back in your chain restaurant. Deal? Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Eastcott says...

And no one likes a cretin, and there are a lot on here.
And no one likes a cretin, and there are a lot on here. Eastcott
  • Score: 4

5:44pm Thu 14 Aug 14

timmyj says...

Handbags at dawn.
Handbags at dawn. timmyj
  • Score: -4

7:32pm Thu 14 Aug 14

roberto5 says...

whitein wrote:
no decent shops just take aways.
This is true though, the shopping in Swindon is dire, especially for the town centre.
[quote][p][bold]whitein[/bold] wrote: no decent shops just take aways.[/p][/quote]This is true though, the shopping in Swindon is dire, especially for the town centre. roberto5
  • Score: 4

2:52pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Make progress says...

Actually nearly all of the places opening up offer a takeaway service as well as a eat in service. But the point is something happening in Swindon is better than nothing we are years behind a lot of towns of are size it might have something about the endless wingeing that goes on if only the people with positive idea and comments would speak up more.
Actually nearly all of the places opening up offer a takeaway service as well as a eat in service. But the point is something happening in Swindon is better than nothing we are years behind a lot of towns of are size it might have something about the endless wingeing that goes on if only the people with positive idea and comments would speak up more. Make progress
  • Score: -1

9:36pm Fri 15 Aug 14

timt1964 says...

what planet are these idiots on?! most of swindon have not been "craving" another cinema,morrisons and over priced,over hyped eating places. i agree with the earlier posts that if you dont agree with the contents of our local rag then you are classed as a whinger,which is totally wrong.our opinions are usually true but people just go along with the advers "isnt swindon a great place to live" fairytale.
what planet are these idiots on?! most of swindon have not been "craving" another cinema,morrisons and over priced,over hyped eating places. i agree with the earlier posts that if you dont agree with the contents of our local rag then you are classed as a whinger,which is totally wrong.our opinions are usually true but people just go along with the advers "isnt swindon a great place to live" fairytale. timt1964
  • Score: 0

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