SU1484 : Priam House, Heritage Plaza, Kemble Drive, Swindon

taken 8 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Priam House, Heritage Plaza, Kemble Drive, Swindon
Priam House, Heritage Plaza, Kemble Drive, Swindon
The subject of the title is the new-build residential and office development that takes up most of the image. It has been built on what, as best I can judge, was once the Erectors' and Boilersmiths' Shop of the former Great Western Railway factory that commenced operations in I K Brunel's day in the 1840s and finally closed for good in 1986. Although built of brick, it nevertheless blends in well with the 19th century stone-built building in the background, once the offices of the GWR and now occupied by the National Monuments Records Centre (NMRC). An historic image of the works as they existed a century ago can be seen on Flickr LinkExternal link For marketing information on Heritage Plaza see LinkExternal link I should add I have no connection with Thomas Homes. The development is classic 'brownfield', generally regarded as a good thing as it relieves the pressure to develop on virgin farmland which, despite developments like this, continues to occur.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 April, 2011
Office and apartment building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 143 849 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.8164N 1:47.6540W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 142 849
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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