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New creative plan for Swindon Carriage Works

Government funding sought for project.
By Sarah Pearce,

Plans to transform part of Brunel’s historic former Carriage Works in Swindon into a hub for learning, creative and digital technology industries have been submitted to the Government.

The proposal is the latest project identified by Swindon’s Towns Fund Board, which aims to drive economic regeneration in Swindon to deliver a legacy of long-term economic growth and increased productivity.

Swindon has provisionally been allocated £19.5m from the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund, and six projects including the community digital media facility, have been included in a Town Investment Plan. A business case for the digital hub was recently approved by the board.

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