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Swindon high street shops go residential above

14 April 2021
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Kilpatrick & Co have sold the freehold in 2 adjoining properties in Regent Street, Swindon. 19E, a landmark building on the Edgware Road junction, which was originally built for house furnisher, William Wallace Hunter in 1901 and who occupied it until the 1940’s. The building still has his name, W W Hunter emblazoned on it and it was subsequently occupied by Woodhouse & Son and more recently Laura Ashley. It has been acquired along with former Phones-4- U shop next door at 20 Regent Street, providing a total of 8,563 sq ft. The purchaser, Swindon-based Wass Homes is intending to convert the upper parts to 12 flats, retaining 2 smaller shops fronting Regent Street with the flats accessed at ground floor level off Edgware Road.

Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick & Co said:” We are pleased to have secured a freehold sale of such a prominent building in Regent Street, Swindon and it will be good to see new life being brought back into the High Street again. We wish Wass Homes every success with this project, which will make best use of empty space above shops, bringing much needed new life to Swindon town centre.”.

Kilpatrick & Co is also marketing the adjoining building 21/22 Regent Street of 3,190 sq ft for sale or to let.

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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