The Brunel has defied national trends by welcoming four new retailers to the shopping centre.
Despite national media reports of an increase in empty shops, The Brunel is still managing to attract new retailers and cafés to the centre and is expecting more to follow in the run up to the festive period.
Muffin Break, which is now situated on the ground floor of The Brunel Plaza, between Boots and Marks and Spencer, is already popular with shoppers and town centre employees for their fresh cookies and muffins.
Other new residents at The Brunel include family-owned Mister Woodz, which specialises in some of the finest solid pine and oak timber furniture to be found in the UK, The Jean Shop and Gimme Gizmo, selling an assortment of gadgets, magic toys and fun lighting for all ages.
Tony Wilkes, Centre Manager at The Brunel, said: “It’s been well documented that, nationally, retailers are having a tough time of it, but we’re committed to working with town-centre businesses to make sure The Brunel continues to offer a wide range of shops that meet the needs of Swindon shoppers, and will continue to work hard to attract new shops to the town centre.
”The reduction in car parking costs also seems to be having a positive impact on the number of shoppers visiting the Centre, which will in turn help us to attract bigger name retailers to the town centre, improving the town centre shopping experience for all our visitors.”