Progress made in search for new motorsports arena site near Swindon

By Jessica Durston - 1 March 2023


This week, Swindon Motorsports Ltd. has appointed Savills to lead the formal process of identifying and reviewing potential sites for a motorsports arena near the Swindon area.

This news follows a call for members of the speedway community and the wider public to send in suggestions for prospective sites to host the new arena that was launched in November 2022.

Many responses were said to have been received from individuals and organisations highlighting prospective sites within a 45-minute journey from Swindon.

Savills will now begin work to identify potential additional sites and conduct a formal assessment of the full catalogue of locations, before providing Swindon Motorsports Ltd. with an overview of the sites which have development potential.

Once a suitable site has been identified and secured, Swindon Motorsports Ltd. says it intends to bring forward a planning application for the new, purpose-built, motorsports arena capable of hosting speedway, karting, off-roading and RC racing.

Terry Russell, Chairman of Swindon Speedway and Director of Swindon Motorsports, said: “We have been blown away by the response we have received from Swindon Speedway fans and members of the Swindon community at large, and would like to thank all those who took the time to send in suggestions and comments over the past couple of months. As a result of your engagement we have received many prospective sites to consider.

“We are delighted to see positive progress being made and look forward to moving into the next phase of site identification. Savills’ knowledge and expertise will be a vital asset as we continue to move forward in the site identification process, and we look forward to working with them over the coming months.

“By recruiting Savills to carry out a formal investigation on prospective sites, we are one step closer to bringing forward a new site for the Swindon Robins which will put the team on a secure, sustainable footing for future generations to enjoy.

“We are excited about the future, and I personally ask that all Robins fans join us in the effort to identify and secure a new site for Swindon Speedway.”

Commenting on the appointment, a spokesperson for Savills said: “Savills is delighted to have been appointed to lead the search and assessment of sites for this exciting new sporting facility. There are several sites already under consideration, with many suggestions put forward by the public.

"We will be working closely with Swindon Motorsports Ltd. over coming months to assess appropriate sites, with the aim of identifying a suitable site in the not too distant future.”

Those with further comments, suggested sites for the new stadium, or questions can send these through to Swindon Motorsports Ltd. at [email protected].

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