Welcome to the Wichelstowe website. Here you will find a wealth of information about the design and construction of one of Swindon’s most exciting residential developments. There are facts and figures on everything from the history of the project, current planning consultations and construction updates to what it’s like to make this very special environment your home.
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Wichelstowe is a carefully planned, sustainable urban extension for Swindon.
Located to the North of the M4 between Junction 16 and Croft Road, Wichelstowe will include three neighbourhoods: East Wichel, Middle and West Wichel. Together they will include up to 4,500 homes, employment space, public open space, including a country park, shopping and community facilities for residents and primary schools.
The first new homes were occupied on 2009. Development is expected to continue until around 2025, depending on market conditions.
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Inaugurates New Landing Stage
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, opened the new landing stage alongside Waitrose at West Wichel on 13 July. After arriving at the event on ‘Dragonfly’, a traditional-style narrowboat, she unveiled a commemorative plaque at a ceremony attended by local dignitaries, Trust volunteers, sponsors and supporters. […]Learn More
Council Selects Partner To Boost Wichelstowe Development
The selection of Barratt Developments as the preferred partner to deliver the next phase of the Wichelstowe development in Swindon, creating new homes, neighbourhoods and job opportunities has been announced by Swindon Borough Council. The Council and Barratt Developments intend to form a joint venture company which will see them equally share the risks and […]Learn More
Nick Clegg Visits Wichelstowe To Sign £129 Million Wiltshire Growth Deal
On 18 December, 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in Swindon to finalise the agreement of the Growth Deal for Swindon and Wiltshire. This strategic investment from Government promises to bring over £129 million worth of investment to the region, alongside at least £70 million worth of additional investment from local partners and the […]Learn More