David Thackray, Chair of the Mechanics Institution Trust will take us through the latest plans for this iconic building. A recent Swindon Advertiser article raised hopes that it might be saved:
‘NEWS of plans to bring an iconic Swindon landmark back to life received mixed reactions of excitement and scepticism.
The Heritage Action Zone project will see Swindon Borough Council, Historic England and the Mechanics’ Institution Trust work together to survey the Mechanics Institute and determine its potential for restoration.
The Emlyn Square structure has been left derelict for decades in the heart of the Railway Village.
As the building is privately owned, making any changes to it will be a complicated task which the council says will take “many years to take forward”.
Date(s) - 24/08/2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm