Swindon Army Reserve Centre

  • Conferences/meetings
  • Lectures
  • Formal Dinners
  • Exhibitions
  • Parking (Secure Parking for up to 20 cars as part of an event booking) 
  • Private Functions

Classroom 1 This room is a generous size (8.4m x 6.6m), which can easily hold 26 students in relative comfort. It has full AV facilities. Classroom 2 Another generous size room (6.m x 6.3m) which can accept 24 students. It has a whiteboard and chalkboard.

On the ground floor is the Drill Hall (19.8m x 10.3m) which has the capacity to accommodate up to 80 people if used as an exhibition space or conference area. Alternatively, it can be used for indoor sports.

A functional kitchen (4.2m x 3.5m) is on the ground floor and adjacent to the Hall. It has a 6 ring gas burner, hotplate, oven, deep fat fryer, microwave, dishwasher, freezer and fridge enabling a variety of meals/ refreshments to be served.

A large, purpose built lecture theatre (11m x 7.7m), suitable for symposiums and presentations, with a lectern and full AV facilities available. It has 20 delegate chairs and tables with 10 VIP, front row seats.

This is a versatile room which can be tailored to suit the occasion. The room (8.7m x 6.8m) has comfortable seating for up to 10 people, with a further 16 seats around coffee tables, and bar seating for 6. It has a TV/ Video. Steps lead down to a BBQ area.

A medium sized Conference Room (8.1m x 6.3m) is available which can seat 14 around a conference table, with four comfortable armchairs around a coffee table for a more discrete setting.

This is a comfortable bar (8.4m x 6.5m) which has seating for 25 surrounding the walls and further seating for 24 around occasional tables. There is a flat screen TV.


Once part of the Great Western Railway works, this Army Reserve Centre was created in 1961. The main railway line from London to Bristol runs along the back of the vehicle garages, so there is a constant and distinctive reminder of the connection throughout the day. On the other side of the building is a rather more peaceful municipal Park. The M4 motorway (J16) is a short drive away, and the town centre is about half a mile to the east and, of course, the railway station is 400m along the street. Swindon Army Reserve Centre is a convenient meeting and conference venue, with a conference room, classrooms, bar and kitchen facilities. This venue benefits from on-site, secure parking for up to 20 cars

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    Address Swindon ARC
    Town Swindon
    County Wiltshire
    Post Code SN1 5EH