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19 May 2014

Following more than two years of developing designs and conducting public consultation, the design team here at DKA in Bath are delighted that Melksham Campus has been granted planning approval. This marks an important milestone to providing locally tailored and wide ranging community facilities within the town centre and is an exciting project that brings together a wealth of DKA’s architectural experience, including leisure, healthcare and interior design.

The Melksham House site will provide a four badminton court sports hall, a six lane 25m swimming pool with spectator seating, a secondary pool, six rink indoor bowls hall, a climbing wall, as well as a fitness suite and dance studio. The project also includes a library, multi-purpose activity rooms, flexible office space and health provision for Wiltshire Council’s partners. Historical elements Melksham House (Grade II listed) and an Edwardian bathing pool will be refurbished and integral to the project.

Melksham Campus is part of Wiltshire Council’s community campus programme. Community campuses are developed with input from local people to ensure each one is as individual as the community it serves. In addition, this project is to be part-funded through Sport England’s Iconic Facilities programme, which is aimed at turning a small number of key local community facilities into some of the best in the country in order to help people play sport.