Swindon high street shops go residential above
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.