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Monday, 22 August 2022

Apsley House Particulars and a Viewing

 Apsley House is for sale with Hartnell, Taylor and Cooke, the particulars are on their website, and can be seen here. They have a short description as follows:

Apsley House, Bath Road & 113-116 Victoria Road Swindon, SN1 3BH


  • Attractive Grade II listed property
  • Located in Old Town, Swindon, the independent heart of Swindon, home to the town’s best bars, restaurants and retailers
  • Comprises a former museum and art gallery, adjoining a 1960 ’s retail extension fronting Victoria Road
  • Freehold
  • Situated on 0 295 acre site
  • Total GIA area of 8,130 sq ft
  • The former museum, including first floor extension is to be sold with vacant possession
  • The retail parade is a fully let unbroken terrace of 4 retail units producing £43,975 per annum
  • The property provides redevelopment potential

I had the opportunity to visit recently when going round with the parish council, it was strange to be in the building after over 2 years, and also of course to see it emptied of everything, well almost everything, the plinth on which the croc stood, is still there as you can see if you look through the particulars. If you were to visit, I wonder what you'd photograph? The first photograph you'd take is obvious isn't it? The croc's footprints:
I wonder who painted them on the carpet? They are very effective
and of course lead all the way up to the top of the building
It's all very strange with everything taken out, above is the former Archaeology Gallery on the first floor
And lastly I took photos of the beautiful coloured glass in the front windows
So there we are, lovely heritage building in the heart of Old Town. 

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