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Melksham Community Campus


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, outdoor bowls, and two new tennis courts, which were recently provided on the Melksham House site.

Local community feedback has helped shape some changes to the Melksham Community Campus design.

The campus team has made some changes to the design of the proposed purpose-built centre in response to comments made through the formal planning application consultation.

The planning application for the campus was originally submitted in March. 

Some of the key changes include:

• Sports hall moved further away from Cedar Close boundary
• Reduction in external height of sports hall
• Relocation of sports hall stores to west elevation
• Some internal layout changes at ground and first floor
• Review of lighting strategy across the site
• Review of landscape strategy
• Removal of MUGA

A planning decision is expected by the end of the year with the completed facility being delivered by mid-2021.

In October 2019, the council's Cabinet approved an additional £3m capital investment for the campus.

Over the past two years the campus project has also seen construction of the new state-of-the-art rugby and football stadium at Oakfields, the revamp of Melksham Market Place, the creation of a new modern skate park, and a replacement cricket pavilion.

Latest news releases

Please see below for the latest news releases on the project.

Draft plans

The below images are draft plans for the ground floor and first floor of Melksham Community Campus. Please note that these images are draft and subject to change.

Icon for pdf Ground floor plan - draft [298.48KB]

Icon for pdf First floor plan - draft [93.27KB]

Area board presentations

Icon for pdf 13 February 2019 [1.22MB] PDF (1.2mb)

Icon for pdf 24 April 2019  [1.43MB] PDF (1.4mb)

Icon for pdf 3 September 2019 [1.17MB] PDF (1.2mb)

Get in touch If you have any questions about the campus or programme of work, please get in touch at  and we'd be happy to answer them.