Work starts on £20m community hub in Wiltshire

Work is underway on the new Melksham Community Campus, a £20m community hub for Wiltshire Council. 

Alliance Leisure is partnering with Pellikaan Construction Ltd to deliver the project, which has received £1.6m in funding from Sport England, which also played a significant role in the design development stages of the project to ensure it provides the right leisure facilities to meet the needs of the community.

As a result, the new campus includes a six-lane swimming pool and a learner pool, fitness suite, fitness studio, library, sports hall, community meeting rooms, a café and office space. This is in addition to the existing outdoor bowls provision, a new cricket pavilion and two new tennis courts. The campus project has also already successfully delivered the Oakfields football and rugby facility and Fifth Skate Park at other locations in the town.

“It’s great to be part of the team of specialists working on Melksham Community Campus. The knowledge and experience that Wiltshire Council has assembled reflects its ambitions for this project. Melksham Community Campus will deliver fantastic sport and leisure facilities for local people in one central hub,” says Julia Goddard, Senior Business Development Manager at Alliance Leisure.

The campus is expected to open by autumn 2022.

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