Wichelstowe began as a development being undertaken as a collaboration between Swindon Borough Council and Taylor Wimpey to jointly provide and finance infrastructure. This agreement was re-shaped in the early part of 2009 into a new co-operation agreement. This will see both parties operating independently but in a mutually supportive way to develop the site. Taylor Wimpey continues with its responsibility to develop East Wichel, with the Council responsible for Middle and West Wichel.
*Note - in some existing documents Wichelstowe is referred to as the Southern Development Area (SDA)