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Date added: 16 September 2010

Mecca Bingo to be turned in to live music venue 

New live music venue all set to open
 
Just when we thought the regeneration of Swindon had slowed – it’s been announced that the former Mecca Bingo hall will be transformed in to a live music venue.

The building which is situated next to Rudi’s in Regent Circus closed its doors in 2008, before being sold to Swindon Borough Council as part of a national rationalisation programme, but is now set to undergo a complete renovation ready to open its doors to the public in December.
  
Nearing completion:
Mecca bingo hall being transformed in to live music venue

“There’s still a lot to get finished, but the whole idea is that the venue will continue to evolve and keep changing,” said Steve Causer, front man of GVS Ltd, a consortium of local businessmen who have leased the former Bingo hall.
 
“We have put on so many music events over the years and always thought what a great place Swindon would be for a larger music venue, so when this opportunity came along we grabbed the chance.
 
“Being local has also been a great advantage, not only has it allowed us to see what the people of Swindon would want from a venue like this, but we are keen to talk to local groups about using the building, so it stays at the heart of Swindon, plus we hope this kick-starts the redevelopment of the town.”
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