A major Wroughton events venue and hotel has announced its closure.
Financial pressures and the impact of the covid pandemic have left Alexandra House financially unviable.
Home to facilities ranging from a popular leisure club to a conference centre, it is to close at the end of February.
The decision was announced yesterday - 9 January - on Alexandra House website www.swindonalexandrahouse.co.uk.
A spokesperson said today: "It is with regret that we announce the closure of Alexandra House, effective February 29th 2024.
"The decision to close has not been made lightly, we have thoroughly explored all possible alternatives, but despite our best efforts to rebuild post the pandemic, our operational costs have increased significantly over the past few years and the venue is no longer financially viable to operate.
"We are committed to supporting our employees during this transition and will make every effort to help them find alternative employment.
"Additionally, we assure our customers that full refunds and necessary assistance will be provided for booked events or leisure club memberships.
"We extend our gratitude to the local community and all patrons who have supported Alexandra House throughout the years.”
The spokesperson added that the organisation's teams were working hard to contact all customers and partners over the coming days to confirm the refund process.
Clients are asked to get in touch only if they have not heard anything by Monday 29 January. Money paid for events and leisure club memberships will be fully refunded.
The spokesperson said: "We rent the site from a private landlord who has been informed of our decision to cease operations. Alexandra House will remain closed for the foreseeable future."
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