Sell your House Fast in Swindon
National Homebuyers employ a dedicated purchasing team of local market experts, covering all areas throughout Swindon and the surrounding regions.
If you are looking to sell property in Swindon and, especially if you want to sell your house fast, contact National Homebuyers. Unlike many other companies who buy houses in Swindon, we are a direct cash house buyer, meaning we will buy your house in Swindon directly from you, with no chain, no stress and absolutely no hassle. If you live in Swindon and wish to sell your home, contact our Swindon team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out our online form to get your offer to buy your house in Swindon.
Regardless of where your property is located we buy any house anywhere in the UK.
Swindon is a large town in Wiltshire which lies midway between Bristol and Reading and has an approximate population of around 186,000. The larger borough of Swindon has a population of over 200,000.
Swindon House Prices & Redevelopment
According to Rightmove, while house prices in Swindon have increased by around 4% in the past year, they are still significantly cheaper than nearby areas, such as Abbeymeads and Blunsdon. Furthermore, the most recent month on month figures point to a definite cooling of the local housing market.
Swindon is undergoing its largest period of regeneration for half a century. There are plans for a new commercial district, cultural quarter and leisure and entertainment area all to be added over the next few years, with the Kimmerfield’s scheme set to regenerate the entire city centre.
Swindon Culture, Economy & Attractions
Large employers in Swindon include: BMW/Mini and Honda, both of whom maintain their UK car manufacturing plants in the town; mobile phone related companies Alcatel Lucent, Nokia Solutions and Networks and Dolby Labs; international engineering consultancy firm Halcrow Group Limited; W H Smith, who’s headquarters and principle distribution centre are both located in the town; Intel’s European head office; Nationwide; Zurich FinancialServices; RWE; Arval; Patheon; Catalent Pharma Solutions; Vygon (UK) Ltd; the Head Office of the National Trust; banks such as Barclays, Natwest, Handelsbanken, Lloyds TSB and HSBC; professional legal firms such as Clarke Holt, Thring Townsend, Lemon & Co; accountancy firms such as Dennis & Turnbull and RSM Tenon and iSys Intelligent Systems; all of the national Research Councils; the British Computer Society; eCommerce provider Shopatron; divisions of Tyco International; consumer goods supplier Reckitt Benckiser and a branch of Becton Dickinson.
Specific areas of interest in and around Swindon include the Postmodern gallery Artsite Ltd, the National Museum of Science and Industry, the Railway Village Museum, the Richard Jeffries Museum, the Steam Railway Museum, the Central Library, Swindon Arts Centre, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon Museum, Swindon Art Gallery, the Museum of Computing.
Major retail centres include the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, The Brunel Centre, the Parade, Swindon Tented Market and the retail parks at Greenbridge, West Swindon Shopping Centre, Stratton and the Orbital Shopping Park, Lydiard Country Park, The Lawns, Stanton Park, Barbury Castle, Queens Park, Town Gardens and Coate Water.
Swindon Tradition & History
Swindon Hill was first settled in the Bronze Age, though there is archaeological evidence that the area around the hill was settled far earlier. The Romans quarried stone in the area and modern day Swindon stands on what was once a crossroads of the Roman road between Cirencester and Marlborough and Ermine Street, which led south east toward Silchester. Between the 1st and 4th Centuries CE, the Roman town of Durocornovium stood on the site of what is now the borough of Wanborough.
After the Roman legions withdrew from Britain in the early 5th Century, the West Saxons’ advance from the south eventually led them to take control of the area following the Battle of Beranburgh in 556. Some historians hold that Swindon remained an area of contention for some time after, with the Romano-Britons and the Saxons clashing at Wanborough in 591, a battle between Coelred, King of Mercia and Ine, King of Wessex, occuring on the same site in 717 and the Battle of Ellandun occurring in 825.
However the overall stability of the area is evidenced by the apparent stability of the agrarian community the Anglo-Saxons established on Swindon Hill, as attested by the archaeological record. Swindon itself is believed to have derived its name from an amalgamation of the Saxon words for ‘pig’ and ‘hill’ – ‘swine’ and ‘down’.
The quarries gradually grew in importance to become the largest employer in the area. Swindon remained a relatively quiet market town from when Henry III granted suzerainty of High Swindon to William de Vallence in the 13th Century until the area underwent major expansion during the Industrial Revolution. In 1810 the Wilts and Berks Canal was constructed, soon to be followed by the North Wilts Canal in 1819. The canals brought an increased level of trade to the town and finally moved Swindon on from a traditional, barter based, market economy.
When the railways came to Swindon, they came in force. Between 1841 and 1842, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Swindon Works was built for the repair and maintenance of locomotives on the Great Western Railway and the GWR built a small railway village to house some of its workers. Some of the schemes that developed as a consequence of this had huge ramifications for the country as a whole, with some facets of the scheme essentially serving as blueprints for aspects of the NHS and trade unionism.
Swindon New Town grew up around the London to Bristol Mainline but, by the dawn of the 20th Century, the old and new towns had merged to produce one overarching conurbation. Having been by far the biggest employer in the town and one of the largest railway works in the country, the works began to decline after it rolled out the last steam engine locomotive produced in Britain, Evening Star, in 1960. Moribund by the 1970s, the works finally ceased to exist entirely in 1986.
National Homebuyers Swindon
National Homebuyers, the national house buyers with local expertise, will buy your house in Swindon, hassle free and in a time-scale that suits you. We buy any house, regardless of condition, location or property type. After we have provided a fast, no obligation valuation, we guarantee to make a genuine cash offer on your property. That’s right, we guarantee to say YES to buying your house in Swindon. If you want to sell your home in Swindon, contact our Swindon team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out our online form to get your offer to buy your house in Swindon.