Oasis campaigners are "shocked and disappointed" after they say they have been told that their beloved leisure centre may never reopen.

The campaign, which recently won a Pride of Swindon award for succesfully gettting the building's iconic dome a grade II listed status, claims that the property management firm indicated this was a factor.

It is claimed that SevenCapital said in an email to the group that despite having spent "many hundreds of thousands of pounds thus far" they couldn't come up with a 'viable scheme' that complied with the listing requirements. 

Save Oasis Swindon say that SevenCapital went further to say that it was unable to say whether or not the Oasis would ever reopen.

Despite this uncertainty, it is still looking for a solution but suggested to the campaign group that it should not get its hopes up prematurely.

A statement from the Save Oasis Swindon Steering Group in response to this development states they remain committed to reaching their goal of seeing the popular venue reopen. 

The statement also pointed towards the council's decision to sell the land indicating that it was a "poor decision".

Tony Hillier, campaigner and member of Save Oasis Swindon, said: "SOSSG re-states that the decision by SBC to sell off Swindon people’s bought and paid for Oasis asset was never in the best interests of Swindon.

"That poor decision was compounded by SBC withdrawing any notion of Oasis quality monitoring or take-back clause."

He added: "We urge all people who have information or ideas as to what best steps to take now, to speak out and step forward.

"SOSSG has already built relationships with several leisure, architectural and accessibility organisations that can be beneficial to pursue further.

Swindon Advertiser:

"We remain committed, for the benefit of Swindon residents and workers, to continue to reach our goal of an accessible, modernised, eco-friendly, re-opened Oasis Leisure Centre.

"Furthermore, SOSSG remains committed to working alongside all stakeholders including, Swindon Residents, Swindon Borough Council and Seven Capital."

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The dome that covered the swimming pool was officially given Grade II listed status on December 2 in what was considered a big win for campaigners who wanted to save the iconic architecture. 

But SevenCapital's managing director Angus Michie reacted to the decision at the time by describing it as "disappointing" and questioning, then, if the building would ever reopen as a result. 

SevenCapital have been approached for comment.