The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire October 2014 - Page 14

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY New heart of Swindon unveiled at Kimmerfields Second Phase launch The second phase of the development which is revitalising the centre of Swindon was unveiled at a launch on Friday 26 September. The marketing campaign for Muse Development’s second phase of Kimmerfields, an exceptional urban regeneration scheme which is designed to grow the town centre’s central business district and will include up to 650,000 sq ft of Grade A commercial offices, residential and retail space. Located just three minutes’ walk from Swindon’s mainline train station, close to the retail and cultural districts, the buildings will typically be between four and eight storeys, with stunning architecture and offices that offer maximum flexibility for occupiers to organise their own internal space. A proposed network of pedestrianfriendly streets, landscaped open spaces and squares is designed specifically to add vitality to Swindon’s town centre. A range of ground-floor restaurants and cafes will enhance the buildings and open spaces, and encourage pedestrians to move through the development and onwards to the main shopping district. Swindon is already a dynamic environment for business, with an economy that outperforms the UK’s average, and that trend is forecast to continue for the next five years. It is ranked fourth in the country by Centre for Cities for growing small busi