Orbital Shopping Park's newest historical structure is unveiled!

Open Today

08:30 - 20:30

The proud industrial and military heritage of Swindon has been beautifully marked by a new sculpture. A 5.5m laser-cut work, designed and created by local historian and artist Dr Mike Pringle was unveiled at the Orbital Shopping Park by MP Justin Tomlinson.

Designed around the shape and size of a Spitfire wing and featuring the outline of an engineer and a pilot, the artwork honours the people of Swindon whose skill and industry was so crucial in helping to win the Battle of Britain when the country stood along against the Nazis. Dr Pringle, said: “It was a joy for me to be able to create this piece of art for the town where I live. “It’s a celebration of Swindon’s rich and varied engineering heritage, and it’s fantastic to have it unveiled in the RAF’s centenary year too. I hope Orbital shoppers will enjoy it as much as I have, for many years to come.”

Jamie Turner, centre manager at Orbital Shopping Park, said: “The sculpture is an excellent way to honour the history of our town, and we know it will be a nice talking point for our shoppers when they visit.”

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, said: “The Spitfire is generally regarded as one of the most important pieces of British engineering, and I am incredibly proud of Swindon’s contribution to its production. “The artwork is a fantastic way to celebrate this history – as well as to honour the pilots whose contribution was pivotal to winning the war.”


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Orbital Shopping Park Swindon Store opening times may vary. Food and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

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Getting here

Orbital Shopping Park
Thamesdown Drive
SN25 4AN
  • Car

    Orbital Shopping Park is located just off Thamesdown Drive, Swindon. Conveniently located with Cheltenham to the north and the M4 to the south. For specific directions, please type into your route finder or sat nav SN25 4AN.

  • Train

    Orbital Shopping Park is around 4 miles by road North-West of Swindon (Wilts) Train Station, and can be reached by taxi in less than 15 minutes.

  • Bus

    Bus routes 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 serve Orbital Shopping Park with regular services. Please contact Thamesdown Transport or check Traveline Southeast for timetable information.


There are ATMs available at the customer service hub.

There are baby changing facilities can be found within the customer service hub.

We have a total of 1000 spaces available to the public - we offer free parking for the first 5 hours.

The ASDA car park has a 5 hour parking limit. 

906 Standard Spaces

54 Disabled Spaces

18 Parend Child Spaces

20 Motorcycle Spaces

2 Reserved Police Spaces

Our car park has also been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

Please note that for security reasons, the front main car park is locked each night and nor reopened until 05:30 the next day.

Barrier Closing Times

Monday to Friday 23:00

Saturday and Sunday 21:30

If you're locked in, please call our 24 hour helpline on 08081 565533

For more information on the Car Wash which is situated next to the Petrol Station, please click here.

An adult disabled changing room can be found within the customer service hub. The room is locked with a Radar key, with a spare key kepts in the site office within the same building. The room benefits height adjustable sink and adult changing bed, privacy screen and hoist. We have advertised the room on www.changing-places.org

Any issues please contact site security.

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Saturday 09:00 to 18:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Toilets can be found in Café Revive in Marks & Spencer, in the Starbucks inside New Look, Homebase and the Asda Superstore.

Public toilets can also be found within the customer service hub. Opening hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


A number of stores within Orbital offer a Click & Collect service - please see individual the relevant store pages for more information.

The Asda Superstore offers various services designed to meet the needs of all of its customers. These range from induction loops to wide check-outs and portable chip & pin machines. Guide dogs are welcome and disabled parking bays are available.

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