Swindon Designer Outlet

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Swindon Designer Outlet, a shopping complex built within the disused Swindon railway engine works.
A Swindon-built locomotive (Hagley Hall) on display in the eating area of the Outlet

Swindon Designer Outlet is a covered designer outlet in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

The outlet occupies the restored Great Western railway works and is owned by McArthur Glen. Built by Tarmac Construction and opened in March 1997,[1] it is located a few miles from junction 16 of the M4 motorway.[1]

In the eating area, a steam locomotive that was built at Swindon is on display. The West Somerset Railway's GWR 7800 Manor Class No. 7821 Ditcheat Manor has been on display there since August 2018[2][3], having replaced classmate No. 7819 Hinton Manor from the Severn Valley Railway which had been on display since 2007.[4] This itself had replaced the railway's GWR 4900 Hall Class No. 4930 Hagley Hall.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swindon Designer Outlet". Artipot. 6 December 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ Seaward, Tom (21 August 2018). "WHAT'S ON: Everything you need to know about today's steam locomotive move". Swindon Advertiser. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "It's coming home! Edwardian locomotive to return to Swindon". Swindon Borough Council. 10 August 2018. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Present your case". Model Rail. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Phoenix Hall". Hagley Hall. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2018.

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Coordinates: 51°33′43″N 1°47′42″W / 51.562°N 1.795°W / 51.562; -1.795