Rydon was appointed by CIT Property Group to build a 30,000 sq ft extension to create additional retail space at the Brunel Shopping Centre, which is situated in the heart of Swindon’s town centre.
The centre is the town’s main shopping area, with over 100 shops, restaurants and stores.
The scheme carried with it all the difficulties and sensitivities of working in and around a ‘live’ shopping centre environment. This was one of the deciding factors the client took into consideration when selecting Rydon for the project.
As part of the centre’s regeneration, Rydon removed the outdated canopy to the promenade areas and replaced it with a modern glass canopy. The team also worked at night so as to cause the minimum of disruption to the centre and those who use and work within it.
The result is an extended and updated retail area, with the centre now occupying a total of 530,000 square feet of retail space and totalling over half of the retail space within the town.