£8M transformation of 1 Newbridge Square in Swindon completed

By Nick Batten on 15 November, 2023

FI Real Estate Management has announced the completion of its £8 million transformation of 1 Newbridge Square in Swindon.  

The multi-million-pound project is part of a wider £1 billion regeneration of Swindon, with a strong emphasis on sustainable design and occupier wellness.

The building, which was the former home of Zurich Insurance, has been transformed into a state of the art business address, with high spec office and retail space. 1 Newbridge Square boasts a total of 100,000 sq ft of high-quality grade A office space, with flexible floorplates available up to 24,000 sq ft. 

The scheme focuses on wellness, ESG with a future-proof vision, and has implemented an environmental management system which minimises onsite energy usage, including the installation of solar panels. This is supported by key environmental credentials including EPC A and BREEAM Excellent. 

An interior picture of the new office space

Interior highlights include two living trees in the reception area, and a 7550 mm x 4000 mm living wall; such features are proven to increase productivity, improve air quality and regulate temperature. Complementing these are occupier amenities including fitness and gym facilities; cycle and scooter provisions; EV charging points; on-site retail; a business lounge; and an event space, which can be adapted for a variety of uses, from yoga classes to business conferences.

The offices will officially open on 1st December 2023.

Dominic Knowles, Head of Offices at FI Estate Management, said, “We are immensely proud of 1 Newbridge Square. We believe it’s an incredible workspace and a real asset for Swindon, which brings ‘London quality’ offices to the South West. 

“We’ve already shown the space to many global and local businesses who are in conversation to potentially relocate, and we’ve been blown away by their amazing feedback and positive comments.” 

Tim Knowles, Founder and Managing Director at FI Estate Management, added, “At FI Real Estate Management our passion lies in creating attractive, sustainable and unique spaces, and 1 Newbridge Square embodies all of these key elements and more. 

“We wanted to be part of the exciting £1 billion regeneration that is happening right now in Swindon, and enable businesses to grow in a wellness-focused, user-centred workspace, as well as being at the forefront of improving the town’s eco strategy as a climate positive asset.”  

As one of the most established names in commercial asset and property management in the UK, FI Real Estate Management operates an extensive and diverse portfolio which covers over 15m sq ft, including 5m sq ft of new build developments, across the nation, with assets totalling in excess £1.2bn.

Cushman & Wakefield, Loveday, and Smethurst are acting as joint agents for the office space.

For more information go to: 1newbridgesquare.com