Swindon Market Hall


With Swindon’s Victorian Market Hall demolished, the empty site needed an innovative and dynamic new design, and USM’s response was a steel-framed tent-roofed structure that soon became a landmark. Completed in six months, its five peaks represented the fairground that was traditionally part of market activity in country towns.  Managed by USM, over forty units housed a wide variety of traders from the staple to the exotic, with additional stall and performance areas outside

Key Facts

Project dates 1994 - 2008
Uses Market, retail and cafés
Area 14,500sq.ft
Jobs created 60
Investment £1.1 million
Highlights Visit by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Summer Arts Festival, Town Centre Christmas Lights
Partnerships Swindon Borough Council, Swindon Initiative

A landmark in every way

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