Old Station, Cirencester

Restoration Opportunity for Historic Old Station Building in Cirencester

Cotswold District Council is seeking new partners to invest in the renovation of the Old Station building in Cirencester. 

The Old Station in Cirencester is a Grade 2 Listed former Station on the edge of the Town Centre. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Station opened in 1841 and transferred into the Council’s ownership in 1968. The building has now been disused for a number of years and is in a very significant state of disrepair. 

The Council invites potential partners with the resources and vision to invest in the renovation of this historic building. We welcome submissions from any businesses or organisations who feel they have funding and innovative business plans that could revitalise this iconic landmark.  

The Old Memorial cottages on the edge of the Sheep Street car park may also be included in any proposals.  Priority will be given to community and local business projects which complement the existing offer in the Town. 

The call for interest closes on Thursday 25 April 2024. Interested parties should contact the Council by email: assets.enquiries@cotswold.gov.uk 

Interested parties should submit a high-level proposal that sets out their interest, the funding they could secure and initial proposals for the building. Those expressing serious interest in the building will be invited to meet with lead officers to discuss proposals in more detail. 

Robert Weaver, Chief Executive of Cotswold District Council, said: “As custodians of the Cotswold’s rich heritage we would like to see the Old Station restored and brought back into use for the community. That is why the Council is inviting potential partners to join us in restoring the historic Old Station building.  

“This Grade 2 Listed landmark, holds immense potential, and we are looking for pragmatic investors and collaborators to help restore and repurpose this significant site. Let's work together to celebrate our past while creating a dynamic future for our community.” 

The Council recently agreed to invest £158,000 in carrying out urgent structural repairs to rebuild an external wall on the Old Station. This unstable wall is currently supported by structural scaffolding and repair works are due to begin in April. 

Contact Information

Cotswold District Council Communications Team


Notes to editors

The Council had been working with New Brewery Arts to bring forward a proposal to renovate and convert both the Old Station building and the Old Memorial Cottages on Sheep Street for community, cultural and business use. However, New Brewery Arts no longer wish to progress with these proposals.