Development of North Star Village – an Ongoing Process

The North Star £270 million development in Swindon will completely regenerate the North Star Village site and have a transformational impact, as the proposed scheme includes a family snow play area, 12-screen cinema, 19 lane bowling alley, food and beverage units, up to 46,000 sq ft of complementary retail units, as well as up to 16,000 sq ft of space allocated for a fitness gym. Swindon’s mainline rail station acts as a major interchange for trains, as Swindon is a major benefactor in the Great Western Rail programme, and National Rail are electrifying the line between London Paddington and Cardiff and electrification from London Paddington to Chippenham by 2019. Swindon offers an exciting environment and a variety of new homes are being built in the town centre, with thousand annual visitors and 900 car parking spaces. The development is pending full planning approval, and if you want to find out more information you can check out


With the exciting new leisure amenities, there is a single opportunity for a hotel prominent in its own right, which will be able to work with the Snow Centre and have an extensive parking, with the town centre just within a few minutes. A variety of restaurants are available as units can be combined to suit retailers from boutiques to high-end concessions, and the retail element promises high volume footfall with huge popularity. A c.10 minute walk from the town centre, the site runs along The Great Western Way, which is utilized by on average 25,461 vehicles per day, with excellent visibility and expressions of interest for an exciting hotel opportunity.


Swindon’s Attraction is the well established Oasis Leisure Centre which continues to attract visitors with its water slides and wave machine, while the c.130-bed hotel puts visitors right at the centre of the exciting leisure options, and the4 brand new fitness gym and other amenities provide for an excellent chance to be in the midst of the development. The process of Northstar’s redevelopment began in 2004, starting with a phase which included the foundation for the Village, as well as the ice rink and the Alpine Club (in Iron Horse South building) for Mountain Club members. In spring of 2005, construction began on a one-of-a-kind private restaurant, which opened in the winter of 2007, while in 2006 EWP broke ground on the construction of The Ritz-Carlton, its first five-star hotel, overseeing the construction of a road and building a new fire station as well.


Located in the county of Wiltshire, Swindon is a large town which boasts a flourishing economy, lying between three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while its road and canal connections have evolved into a transport hub. The Hotel currently includes Home Run Residences, an exciting retail opportunity in one of just a few leisure destinations in the UK to offer snow and ski slope, which will offer an authentic snow sports experience. The largest IMAX screen is the jewel of the Empire Cinema, while ten pin bowling experts Hollywood Bowl will be opening a new centre with arcade entertainment and bar.


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