About Swindon

People

Swindon has a large population of 222,000 and is one of the fastest growing towns in the UK with 1,500 new homes being built each year until 2026. Over 1.9 million people live within 1 commutable hour of Swindon and 12 world-class universities can also be reached within an hour.

Swindon hosts 3 growing colleges, including the new University Technical College for 14-19 year olds. This area also reported the UK’s largest apprenticeship growth increase in 2015-16.

In a unique, dynamic approach to skills and recruitment, the highly-acclaimed ‘Higher Futures’ team are supporting growing Swindon companies with workforce employment and development activity.

Workspace

Swindon offers a wide range of property and employment land options to suit all types and size of business. From shared workspaces to town centre retail and office options, to business parks and employment land on the outskirts of town, all within 20 minutes of the M4.

The Switch on to Swindon team offers tailored property and land searches to new, relocating and growing companies.

Connectivity

Swindon benefits from an excellent location on the M4, with strategic connectivity across Southern England and Wales, and to international gateways including London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and Southampton and Bristol Ports.

Most areas of the Borough benefit from Superfast Broadband and 4G coverage is excellent.