Additional campus funding given the go-ahead by councillors
This funding means that we can provide a campus that will bring the community together right at the heart of the townCllr Allison Bucknell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Leisure
An additional £3m for Melksham Community Campus has been ratified by councillors, enabling the long awaited project to move forward to the next stage.
Wiltshire Council's cabinet agreed to award the funding in October, subject to Full Council approval, which was formally given this week (26 November 2019).
This marks yet another milestone for the project with construction of the modern campus formally granted planning permission almost two weeks ago.
Cllr Allison Bucknell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Leisure, said: "I am pleased that we have cleared another hurdle on this project.
"This funding means that we can provide a campus that will bring the community together right at the heart of the town.
"The next stage is for us to appoint a lead contractor so that work on-site can get underway next year. We are expecting the campus to be complete by 2021."
The designs for the modern Melksham Community Campus include a six-lane swimming pool and a learner pool, fitness suite, dance studio, library and community hub, sports hall, a café and office space. This will be in addition to the cricket pitch and outdoor bowls. Two new tennis courts were provided earlier this summer.
A report will be going forward to a council cabinet meeting next year outlining a detailed business case for the future of Melksham House.
Regular updates on Melksham Community Campus can be found on our dedicated Melksham Community Campus page.