The Mechanics Institute, Emlyn Square - Swindon (UA)

Mechanics Institute, 1853-5; now vacant. Outstanding example at heart of railway village. The council served an Urgent Works Notice on the owner in 2009 and implemented works in 2010 to secure the building. The shell of the building has been stabilised. Forward Swindon are looking to find a sustainable future for the building.

The Mechanics Institute, Emlyn Square - Swindon (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1198947
  • Local Planning Authority: Swindon (UA)
  • Site Type: Education > Institute


  • Building Name: The Mechanics Institute
  • Street Name: Emlyn Square
  • Unitary Authority: Swindon (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South Swindon
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA