1st January, 2026 - 50th Anniversary of the original grand opening of the Oasis. On the 18th March 2023, the Swindon Advertiser front page contained the headline "Save the Date! - 1st January 2026 - Swindon's reopening target date revealed." It is interesting that...
Meeting with SevenCapital. On Weds 1st March 2023, three members of Save Oasis Swindon, (SOS) conducted a meeting at Polaris House, North Star with:
The CEO of Seven Capital (Damien Siviter)
the Leader of Swindon Borough Council Cllr David Renard
Swindon Labour Leader Jim Robbins
South Swindon Labour parliamentary candidate Heidi Alexander
Cllr Jim Grant
Cllr Gary Sumner,
Robert Guy, Leisure Architect who has designed Leisure Centres like Coral Reef, and
Ben Bell of Keep Swindon Tidy.
In March 23, we have a meeting scheduled with Seven Capital. They are visiting Swindon to meet us, at a location near to the Oasis in North Star. At the meeting will be members of SOS, Labour and Conservative Councillors, Keep Swindon Tidy, as well as Leisure...
Joy for 'Save Oasis Swindon' campaigners as their SOS is heard meaning the iconic dome will 'Live Forever'.Swindon Oasis is Listed Thanks to intervention by Historic England, the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon now has Grade II Listed status. The Department for...
A quick overview of the Oasis’ media coverage through January 2023 – which has been quite considerable. But this post focuses on two main pieces.
Well, another year has turned and here we are at the start of 2023 with a new year Oasis update. I reckon it’s fair to say that the Oasis was once Swindon’s pride and joy, If nothing else it attracted visitors from miles around. They came from Oxford, Cheltenham, Bristol – even as far afield as Cardiff.We took our first 2023 walk around the site today and it’s clear that the neglect of the site by SevenCapital continues.
New Oasis Plans Submitted – It’s fantastic to hear that a planning application is at last submitted to restore the iconic grade II listed Oasis dome and pool.
This is what we’ve been campaigning for from the very beginning. It’s been a long road so far. Despite the constant negativity from some Conservative councillors at Swindon Borough Council and from Seven Capital, we always knew that the Oasis deserved its listed status.
Well – here’s a novelty! A story with the potential to be good for the Oasis as SBC bid for Oasis funding. The full story is on Swindon Borough Council’s website here – Council to submit Levelling Up bid to help get the Oasis back open.
This week, (week commencing 13th June 2022) SevenCapital (Oasis leaseholders), Historic England and the Twentieth Century Society are set to meet to discuss next steps with the Oasis, following its listing at the back end of last year.
So, SBC have had a cabinet reshuffle and we now have a new Cabinet member for Culture, Heritage, Leisure and Town Centre Experience. You’d expect this portfolio to be about a Cabinet member with responsibility for safeguarding assets rather than demolishing them wouldn’t you?
On the 1st June 2012, BBC News reported: Oasis Leisure Centre handed over before £65m revamp.
The article reports that a developer, Morai Capital Investment Ltd, had signed a £65m deal that would see a water park and concert arena built. During the first phase of the scheme the distinctive domed roof of the Oasis was set for replacement.