Wichelstowe In Focus

Wichelstowe is developing as a vibrant community with homes, schools and a range of commercial facilities.

In this section of the site you will find information about the background to the development and the lifestyle it offers, along with sales information and images that help bring the Wichelstowe experience to life. You can also view a copy of the development Masterplan.

Wichelstowe Background

The site is approximately 309 hectares in total spread across East, West and Middle Wichel.

The name was chosen following extensive consultation and draws upon historical references; ‘Wichel’ is the original name for the area, recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, whilst ‘Stowe’ is an old English name for a meeting place and thus the name ‘Wichelstowe’ was decided upon.

Click on the links below for more information about Wichelstowe.

Vision & lifestyle


Sales Information

Development Masterplan


Latest News

Canal Works Approved

Planning permission has been granted for improvements to the existing Wilts & Berks canal. Adverts have been posted to appoint a contractor and works will get underway in September 2017. The towpath has been closed to protect wildlife fencing in advance of construction. The works to the canal will be completed in two phases, starting […]

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Secondary school under construction

Planning permission has been granted for a new secondary school in Wichelstowe. Construction on the Deanery CE Academy will start in August with the school opening in September 2019 for year 7 pupils. The Deanery CE Academy will open in September 2019 for year 7 pupils only and will gradually increase its numbers each year […]

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Wichelstowe welcomes the Swindon Half Marathon

The new Swindon Half Marathon will be coming to Wichelstowe on 3rd September 2017. The Swindon Half Marathon route will run through the Wichelstowe site running south along Peglars Way and then west along Foxham Way and Blackhorse Way. The Wichelstowe development will be sponsoring the aid station at the nine mile point and there […]

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