The new cultural hub is situated in the heart of the Town Centre, making use of the empty River Island shop in The Parade. An inclusive social enterprise powered by volunteers, the Hub is supported by more than twenty of Swindon’s community groups. It aims to be a welcoming, accessible, affordable and sustainable place for everyone in Swindon.
The project hopes to support the regeneration of Swindon’s town centre, targeting the problem of empty shops and the need for a community space where groups and individuals can interact, exchange ideas, and share resources in a sustainable, low cost venue.
The Hub has a strong environmental ethos and will be run in a sustainable and ethical way with involvement from local environmental organisations and upcycled furniture provided by Renew Men’s Shed.
As well as providing a social space where people can meet, eat, learn and create, the Hub provides spaces where small businesses and community and cultural organisations can be based, run events and share ideas and resources. The arts space will host a busy programme of exhibitions, workshops and events.