Swindon Council has released a statement regarding recent progress on the Mechanics' Institute and the current state of play of the building. They are also currently carrying out a survey to assess the proper condition of the building which will be completed in the next few weeks.
The statement said: "We are pleased to report that good progress is being made with the future of the Mechanics’ Institute. The building is owned by a private company called Forefront Estates. In the autumn, we sent them a legal enforcement notice – but it was ignored. This allowed us to step in and cut back the vegetation that had been left to grow, and that work has now been completed.
"A survey that will allow us to assess the proper condition of the building will be completed in the next few weeks."