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The name was chosen following extensive consultation and draws upon historical references; ‘Wichel’ is the original name for the area, recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, whilst ‘Stowe’ is an old English name for a meeting place and thus the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

Planning application submitted for new homes in Wichelstowe

    A detailed planning application for 85 new homes in the Canalside area of Wichelstowe has been submitted by architects Metropolitan Workshops on behalf of Swindon Borough Council. The choice of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes for sale will be located to the north of the existing Waitrose store and be situated […]

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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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