With new land purchases in the 1930s, the park grew to 1822 acres (7.4 km) by 1937.
That same year, the Board of Aldermen named the site "Brooklyn Marine Park".
“In recent years, Swindon has become increasingly popular with London commuters, the arrival of a multi-million-pound leisure scheme will only serve to build on this and cement the town’s position as a real hotspot.” John believes that Swindon is the ideal location for a project of this sort - he recounted how the leading operator set to deliver the ski centre said if he could put a pin anywhere for the next big indoor slope, Swindon would be his top choice.
He added: “At Seven Capital we have a strong track record of delivering large-scale complex regeneration projects and are looking forward to applying our expertise to bring Swindon’s North Star to life.” The deal also sees Seven Capital take control of the Oasis and bosses have wasted no time in deploying engineers to plan immediate repair work on the car park, the adjacent skate park.
On Thursday, Swindon Borough Council announced that a new deal, worth £270m, had been finalised with experienced developers Seven Capital.
The firm, responsible for successful multi-million pound projects in the UK, the Middle East and Australia, have bought out Moirai and taken their place as the sole partner.
“More than a quarter of a billion pounds will be invested in the site, giving a huge boost to our economy, not to mention the hundreds of jobs the scheme will bring, as well as greatly enhanced leisure opportunities that will continue to make Swindon a great place to live and work.
“I look forward to seeing the plans being submitted before the end of the year so we can push forward on one of the most exciting projects the town has ever seen.” Swindon Borough Council is providing the land to Seven Capital via leases and will receive an income from those leases.
Pits for cooking and preparing food dating from 800 to 1400 AD were uncovered in Marine Park, along with deer and turtle bones, oyster shells, and sturgeon scales.The prospect of a new park inspired developers to erect new homes in the area and, in the year 1926, form the organization, Marine Park Civic Association, although park improvements were slow to follow.Fill deposited in the marshlands in the 1930s and now land purchases increased the park's area to 1,822 acres (7 km In the 18th century George Washington made a stop for several days on the land nearby.In the 17th century, the Dutch began to settle in the area, which had similarities to the marshland and coastal plains of the Netherlands.The land proved to be fairly good farmland and there was an abundance of clams, oysters, and game from the region as well. After a seven-year delay the City accepted the offer.that lies between Flatlands and Mill Basin to the east, and Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, and Sheepshead Bay to the south and west. Gerritsen Creek was a freshwater stream that once extended about twice as far inland as it does today.