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“Interesting building in West Swindon - Giant Exoskeleton”
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Spectrum Building
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The old Renault Building - famous from many an Open University text book, formerly a Ford Dealership and now rebranded as the Spectrum Building housing Kids About and a mini-gold course.
Bright Yellow Exoskeleton - couldn't miss it if you tried!
Still very beautiful, if you like exciting cutting edge buildings.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Driving from Heathrow to Bath, we swung through Swindon to look at the iconic Grade II listed Spectrum Building, originally known (and locally referred to) as the Renault Building. Designed by highly esteemed and world renowned architect Sir Norman Foster in the early 1980's, the award winning building features in the book 1001 Buildings you must see before you die. The exterior is fascinating (you can see and read about it on swindonweb.com) and if you wish to go inside, part of the building is now a children's indoor play centre called Kidz About, reviewed separately on trip advisor by visiting parents. Recommended for those interested in modern architecture (Sir Foster also designed the fabulous Gherkin in London), and for any James Bond buffs, as it was a filming location for the movie View to a Kill.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lissel A
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